Tag Archives: boats and water travel

2015.19.4

Softback book ‘Flowers in the Snow’ by Gwyneth Hoyle, 2001. A biography of the plant collector Isobel Wylie Hutchinson who travelled the northern latitudes of the world in the first half of the 1900s in search of plants. Her travels through Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska were by various and interesting means. Includes Tiree.

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Information about the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in 1945

History, letter, newpaper cuttings, telegrams, maps and photographs relating to the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in September 1945, with the loss of four lives. The new owner RAF Group Captain GN Warrington, his Australian wife, and their two friends, FO McGregor and FO Ellis, were sailing from Sligo to Belfast when they ran into a gale and probably a free-floating mine. A full-scale search & rescue was carried out by the RAF and others. Mr & Mrs Warrington had fortunately left their three-year-old son, Alastair, with friends. See photographs P155-P157.

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Photograph of the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up at Hynish Bay in 1945

Black & white photograph of the yacht `Charm` at its berth in Co. Sligo, Ireland in the 1940s. Its wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in September 1945, with the loss of four lives. The new owner RAF Group Captain G.N. Warrington, his Australian wife and their two friends, FO McGregor and FO Ellis, were sailing from Sligo to Belfast when they ran into a gale and probably a free-floating mine left over from WWII. A full-scale search & rescue was carried out by the RAF and others, but to no avail. Mr & Mrs Warrington had fortunately left their three-year-old son, Alastair, with friends.

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Photograph of the owner of the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up on Hynish Bay in 1945

Black & white photograph of RAF Group Captain George Ninian Warrington, the new owner of the yacht `Charm`, whose wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in September 1945, with the loss of four lives. Group Captain G.N. Warrington, his Australian wife and their two friends, FO McGregor and FO Ellis, were sailing from Sligo to Belfast when they ran into a gale and probably a free-floating mine left over from WWII. A full-scale search & rescue was carried out by the RAF and others, but to no avail. Mr & Mrs Warrington had fortunately left their three-year-old son, Alastair, with friends.

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2011.107.4

Photograph of Mrs Warrington, the wife of the owner of the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up on Hynish Bay in 1945

Black & white photograph of Mrs Quenelda Warrington (nee Clegg), the Australian wife of the new owner of the yacht `Charm`, whose wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in September 1945, with the loss of four lives. Group Captain G.N. Warrington, his wife and their two friends, FO McGregor and FO Ellis, were sailing from Sligo to Belfast when they ran into a gale and probably a free-floating mine left over from WWII. A full-scale search & rescue was carried out by the RAF and others, but to no avail. Mr & Mrs Warrington had fortunately left their three-year-old son, Alastair, with friends.

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2011.98.1

Merchant Seaman`s Continuous Certificate of Discharge 1920-1923

Merchant Seaman`s Continuous Certificate of Discharge belonging to Walter Hume (b. 1899) of Glasgow, recording the names of the ships on which he served, his engagement and discharge dates (1920 to 1923), his rating (sailor), description of voyage (Montreal, Portland, Halifax), report of character (always very good), signature of ship`s Master and date. Includes description but no photo. Next of kin given as Father John, Hillipol, Tiree (John William Hume b.1867, farm manager of Heylipol farm). Small blue-canvas bound booklet. Found in the loft of Millport House, Hynish in 2011.

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