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Warship Stones, Laid, Durness, Sutherland

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Warship Stones, Laid, Durness, Sutherland Reply with quote

Warship Names
Location: Overlooking Loch Eriboll, Sutherland
OS Ref: NC 42 60 (That's the best I can do at this time)

I tried last year to find these stones overlooking Loch Eriboll on the North coast of Sutherland but could not see them from the road.

This photograph from a Northern Times of 2002 and shows the stones gathered and painted for the destroyer HMS Sutherland. Nearby but not in the photograph are other stones from ships going back to the 1920's including HMS Hood.

Unfortunately I don't have any other photographs of the stones at the moment.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today the BBC report that the crew of HMS Sutherland are return to the area and repaint these stones. Hopefully they will be more visible from the road.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8024794.stm

The BBC have got the story a bit wrong. 'SUTHERLAND' was added to the hillside by the crew of HMS 'Sutherland'. The Crew from HMS 'Hood' left their ship's name 'HOOD' in stones.

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Adam
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The H.M.S. Sutherland sailed into Invergordon this morning. Tried to get a picture but the pier is hiding most of the ship.

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