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  • Longships: 1917. Builders-Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee. Yard no 243. Owners: Clyde Shipping Company, Glasgow. Gross tonnage 1562. Engines: T.E.M 3 cylinder, 196hp. Speed 13 knots.

22/12/39 Longships was wrecked on the Seven Stones Reef halfway between Lands End and the Scilly Isles [same place as the much later Torrey Canyon disaster - Andy], while en route from Belfast to Plymouth with cargo. The crew of 27 was rescued by St Mary's Lifeboat from the Scillies. Most of the cargo was lost when the ship broke in half, a week after it ran aground.

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