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Direct Talking

Date: Autumn 1997

Volume: 56

Issue: 542

The RNLI's Director, Brian Miles, looks back at 1997 and at the Institution's plans for 1998 Although one of our principle challenges must be for the RNLI to be administered in a modern, businesslike and efficient way we should never...

Category: Articles

The American Steamer Byron Darnton, of Baltimore

Date: 1946

Volume: War Years

Issue: 1946

MARCH 16TH - 17TH. - CAMPBELTOWN, ARGYLLSHIRE, GIRVAN, AYRSHIRE, AND PORTPATRICK, WIGTOWNSHIRE. Soon after eleven o’clock on the night of the 16th the Southend coastguard reported to the Campbeltown life-boat station that a ship was ashore...

Brownies, Guides and Rangers Raise £22,000

Date: Winter 1975

Volume: 43

Issue: 451

TEN YEARS AGO the Guide Friendship Fund (GFF) was launched. The first year Brownies, Guides and Rangers in the United Kingdom donated £1,500 to help Guiding in the developing countries.

In 1970 they raised £20,000...

Category: Articles


Date: 1942

Volume: War Years

Issue: 1942

Launches 37. Lives rescued 14.

SEPTEMBER 1ST. - DUNMORE EAST, CO. WATERFORD. During the morning news was received by wireless from the S.S. Irish Willow that she had on board forty-seven survivors from the S.S. Empire...

Category: Services

Fishing Boats (1)

Date: April 1940

Volume: 31

Issue: 341

Eyemouth, Berwickshire.—On the 26th October, 1939, a whole N.E. by N.

gale was blowing, with a very rough sea in Eyemouth Bay. Four local fishing boats were waiting to enter the port.

The motor life-boat...

Pilot Me

Date: February 1935

Volume: 29

Issue: 321

.—On the morning of the 30th October the coxswain was told that the local fishing boat Pilot Me was at sea. A strong N.E. breeze was blowing, with snow showers, and heavy seas were breaking over the pier exten- sions, and right out to the...


Date: February 1935

Volume: 29

Issue: 321

— On the morning of the 12th December a very heavy sea got up, and the local motor fishing boat Sceptre, which was at sea, was in danger of being swamped. The motor life-boat Herbert Joy II was launched at 10.5 P.M., met her about one...

A Fishing Boat

Date: December 1947

Volume: 32

Issue: 344

NEARLY ON THE ROCKS Arklow, Co. Wicklow.—At 7.30 on the night of the llth of November, 1947, flares to the north of the harbour were seen, and the motor life-boat Inbhear Mor was launched at 7.40, in a southerly ' gale with a very rough...

Adoration, Ebenezer and Nellie

Date: March 1948

Volume: 32

Issue: 345

CAUGHT BY SUDDEN GALES Portpatrick, Wigtownshire. — On the morning of the 13th of January, 1948, anxiety was felt for the safety of several local fishing boats at sea, for a gale was getting up, and at 12.15, when it was blowing a...

The French Naval Vessel Victorieuse

Date: July 1948

Volume: 32

Issue: 346

Dungeness, Kent.—There was fog in the morning of the 2nd of March, 1948, and at 8.20 distress signals were heard. At 8.45 the motor life-boat Charles Cooper Henderson was launched in a moderate north-easterly breeze, with a choppy sea, and...