Photocopied extract from the log of the coaster `Cragman` for 27/3/1943.

Extract from the log of the coaster `Cragman` for 27/3/1943, one of the crew of which, Ian MacKinnon, came from Scarinish, plus extract from a website about Ardrossan giving more details. On 27/3/1943, an explosion occurred on board the aircraft carrier HMS Dasher in the Firth of Clyde which caused the ship to sink within 5 minutes. Apparently two naval vessels were nearby and were proceeding to rescue survivors when the oil on the surface caught fire. They were ordered to retire, presumably because of the risk. The captain of the `Cragsman`, James Templeton, steamed in to rescue 14 survivors, three of which died after being taken aboard. The coasterr remained on the scene for two and a half hours making sure all survivors had been picked up. (

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 8: drawer 4
Current Location: normal location

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