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"Last Tributes to Eight Cromarty Men.

"Cromarty will accord a public funeral to her eight sons who lost their lives when their vessel, the salvage ship Disperser, foundered with all hands off the North-East Coast of Scotland."
Picture added on 12 September 2005
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Loss of the Disperser
Comments:
I suppose it was wartime secrecy that required the press of that day to give such a vague location for the sinking. The wreck lies just north of Kirkwall harbour in Kirkwall Bay, Orkney (not Scapa Flow).
Added by Ronald Stewart on 02 September 2006
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Loss of the Disperser

Loss of the DisperserAerial view of the town from the EastDisperser Funeral Procession