Collection of documents about HMS Sturdy donated by Lt. Cmdr. Mike Gibson in 2008
Collection of texts and photographs about the HMS Sturdy that ran aground off Sandaig in 1940. Includes text of personal reminiscences by Harry Springett, letter to Mr Springett from Donald MacLean (Tiree), letter from Dawn Springett (Harry`s daughter, Australia) 2007 regarding his memoirs. Photographs of HMS Sturdy, seamen, graves at Soroby Cemetry of those that perished, the shore where the wreck occurred, letter from Mike Gibson to C. MacKinnon (clerk of Sandaig Common Grazing) re erection of memorial, Navy News web page (2005) about HMS Sturdy by Mike Gibson, extract from “The Hebrides at War” by Mike Hughes, emails between Mike Gibson, John Holliday and Ian Gillies (2008) re erection of memorial. Earlier version of Harry Springett`s recollections added in 2011 (E01206).