Correspondence and photographs about HMS Tiree, 2012
Correspondence from Edward Fordrey of Wimbledon who served on HMS Tiree disposing of shipwrecks just after WWII. Includes descriptions of the dangerous work he carried out and reprints of six photographs. The ships bell and ensigns are on display at Tiree High School. Four photographs digitised and accessioned separately R120-R123.
Photograph of the cutter and crew from HMS Tiree, 1949
Black & white photograph of HMS Tiree`s cutter and crew heading toward a shipwreck marker buoy (at the top of the photo) in 1949. The crew would set depth charges to blow a huge hole in the seabed into which the shipwreck would be tipped, out of the way of shipping channels. The ships bell and ensigns are on display at Tiree High School.
Photograph of the HMS Tiree display at Tiree High School, 2012
Colour photograph of the original ship`s bell and flags from HMS Tiree displayed at Tiree High School with information since 1995. HMS Tiree deployed explosives during WWII to disperse wrecks from shipping lanes.
Newspaper article “Bell`s last journey has a familiar ring about it”
Newspaper article about the ship`s bell from HMS Tiree being given to the Isle of Tiree by members of the Royal Naval Association during a visit to the island in May 1995. Photograph of Allan Snowden holding the bell inscribed “HMS Tiree 1941”, plus Lt Cdr Fred Stickland and Lt Peter Duck looking on.