ADELFOTIS II

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ADELFOTIS II

Postby teesships » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:56 pm

ADELFOTIS II, Lebanon, 3668gt, completed Lithgows, Port Glasgow, 10-1929, ex Venus-57, ex Baron Stranraer-50. Wrecked Herd Sands, South Shields 20.1.63 (details from Miramar). One of the most notable local(ish) wrecks but one that I did not see for myself. (Photos: Teesside Branch WSS Albert Weller Negative Collection)
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Re: ADELFOTIS II

Postby northeast » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:16 am

Neither did I get to see her, Ron!
But I see that Kevin left a message on her side :D
Typical Hebburnite.
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Re: ADELFOTIS II

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:15 pm

The wind and tide conditions were such that the water was 2 - 3 inches over the Groyne some time after the grounding. The local Volunteer Life Brigade had great fun rescuing the crew by breeches buoy, having fired rocket lines to the ship - they could, of course, have waited until low tide and walked up the beach. I took the first picture late on the day of grounding, the second during March 1963.
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ADELFOTIS II

Postby brianh » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:30 pm

Resize of Adelfotis II 18041963 62.jpg
Stuck. As seen 18 April 1963.
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Re: ADELFOTIS II

Postby magoonigal » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Must admit, I'm with Dennis on this one. They probably put more lives at risk by getting them off in the teeth of the Gale, when they could have walked them up the beach at low tide. There is virtually no damage to the seaward side of the ship and she was aground on Sand. When you look at film of the event they managed to drop them all into the sea at least once before they got them ashore.
OK I admit it would have been uncomfortable, but at least they would have been dry!
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Re: ADELFOTIS II

Postby Whickham » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:17 am

Another photo of ADELFOTIS II

This photo is dated 27/01/1963 and was sent to me by Clive Ketley. Photo by George Scott.

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