Postby teesships » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:24 pm

The DUNSLEY ran aground on Eastscar, Redcar, on 20/1/1946 but later was driven stern first onto Stokesley Scar with her bows in the sand. According to "Come along Brave Boys" by David Phillipson the local lifeboat went out to her twice but the crew refused to be taken off. (Photo - Jack Wright):

The DUNSLEY was owned just down the coast at Whitby by Headlam & Son, 3862 gross tons, built by Robert Thompson of Sunderland in 1929. On 2.12.1940 she was damaged by gunfire from the submarine U52 while in the North Atlantic. She was sold in 1954 to become the LOCARNO under the flag of Costa Rica and was then driven ashore in March 1954 having just left Aquilas in heavy weather. She was towed to Gibraltar with considerable damage. She subsequently transferred to Panama flag in 1959 and on 3.1.1961 again went aground off Rapallo when bound from Genoa to Portiglione. She was declared a Constructive Total Loss when refloated, once more with severe damage, on 29.1.1961 and was sold to Italian shipbreakers arriving at Spezia on 15.2.1961.

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Postby northeast » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:01 am

Nice one for the Wear site, Ron, she was lucky to get away from Redcar rocks!
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