Valentia Lifeboats

Valentia Lifeboats: A History, has been compiled using the first-hand accounts, original and rare images, and detailed records of the station.

Valentia Lifeboats

Author: Dick Robinson

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9781845887070

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The lifeboats of Valentia have been in service since 1946, when the volunteer crew were summoned to action by the firing of maroon flares. Dick Robinson has been associated with the lifeboat station for almost 60 of those years, firstly as a child watching the flares, then as a serving crewmember, and finally as a maritime historian. In this detailed history, he captures the spirit of the station, together with the tragedies and sacrifices that make up its history. Valentia Lifeboats: A History, has been compiled using the first-hand accounts, original and rare images, and detailed records of the station. It is a fitting tribute to the people who have served here, and will be a record of the station for many years to come.

Air Crash Investigations

Ballycotton lifeboats to return to base. At 1633 Aisling requested Valentia Radio
to inform Falmouth that they were unable to transfer bodies to Valentia Lifeboat
as latter was returning to base owing to fuel shortage. At 1659, Laurentia Forest ...

Air Crash Investigations

Author: Allistair Fitzgerald

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ISBN: 0557981840

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On 23 June 1985, Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747-237B was on its way from Montreal, Canada, to London when it was blown up while in Irish airspace, and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. 329 people perished. It was the largest mass murder in modern Canadian history. The explosion and downing of the carrier was related to the Narita Airport Bombing. Investigation and prosecution took 25 years. The suspects in the bombing were members of the Sikh separatist Babbar Khalsa. Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person convicted, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Rotarian

The Valentia lifeboat Rowland Watts set off on the 78-kilometre run (42 nautical
miles) to the distressed ship, despite high winds and poor visibility. After five
hours of ploughing through stormy seas, the lifeboatmen sighted the casualty.

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

The Nautical Magazine

New lifeboats had been sent during the same period to Lossiemouth , N.B. , and
to Burnham , near Bridgewater . ... their valuable co - operation in the
management of the Glasgow , Teignmouth , Tees Bay , and Valentia lifeboat
branches of the ...

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The Final Voyage of the Valencia

In Barkley Sound, there had been reports of a ghost ship that resembled the ill-
fated steamer, and MacFarlane wanted some proof that he had really found one
of the Valencia's lifeboats. Although many sources stated that the lifeboat's paint
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The Final Voyage of the Valencia

Author: Michael C. Neitzel

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772033162

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A dynamic retelling of the deadly 1906 sinking of the SS Valencia off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history. There are few places on earth that have such a high record of marine casualties as the short yet treacherous stretch of coastline known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the fifty-six kilometres between Port Renfrew and Cape Beale off Vancouver Island saw dozens of shipwrecks and claimed hundreds of lives. On a blustery night in late January 1906, the steamship SS Valencia, heading from San Francisco to Seattle and Victoria, met its tragic fate on the rocks near Pachena Point. With over one hundred passengers and sixty-five crew members on board, only thirty-seven people survived the wreck. All of the women and children perished. With journalistic precision, compassion for the victims, and condemnation for those who neglected to prevent the tragedy, author Michael C. Neitzel recounts the Valencia’s ill-fated final voyage, drawing heavily on first-hand accounts of the survivors and witnesses. The Final Voyage of the Valencia is a must-read for anyone interested in the maritime history of Canada’s west coast.

THE LIFE BOAT

6d . for sundry charges on Institution , on his recent visits to the Dungarvan ,
various Life - boat Establishments . Ardmore , Youghal , Ballycotton ,
Queenstown , Voted 41. 168. 3d . to pay the expenses of the Courtmacsherry ,
and Valentia Lifé ...

THE LIFE BOAT

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The Life Boat or Journal of the National Life Boat Institution

Peterhead life - boat . Yarmouth large life - boat Caister life - boat Ditto Lowestoft
life - boat North Deal life - boat Great Yarmouth large life - boat Margate life - boat
Kirkcudbright life - boat North Deal life - boat Walmer life - boat Valentia life ...

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The Shipwrecked Mariner

The The thanks of the Institution inscribed Valentia lifeboat took charge of a
boat's on vellum were likewise presented to crew of fifteen men , belonging to the
Mr. James Tickell , chief boatman in ship ' Sydney Dacres , ' who had landed
charge ...

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Skellig

One remembers when emergency arose at these moments to complicate the
situation , and the many mercy dashes which Valentia lifeboat made to the
Skellig lighthouse to bring injured men to safety . The station files tell the exciting
events ...

Skellig

Author: Des Lavelle

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The Skellig islands are in the parish of Killemlagh.

Valentia

When the captain and crew of a Norwegian square rigger the Bema abandoned
ship and rowed into Valentia Harbour , the lifeboat men set out , found the Bema
and got good salvage money for bringing her in . She was later towed to London
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Valentia

Author: Daphne Desiree Charlotte Pochin Mould

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Valentia is an island off the coast of county Kerry. It has been the home of farmer-fishermen and technocrats alike, the site of a large slate and flagstone mine, one of the first meteorological stations, and of the first trans-Atlantic cable messages sent and received. The author traces the history of the island and describes life as it is today.

The Seamen s Bill

In regard to the Valencia , in answer to my colleague's question , you said ships
had been standing by and could not send lifeboats ? Mr. GIBSON . Yes , sir . Mr.
MANAHAN . Do you think that is an argument against lifeboats ? Mr. Gibson .

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The Quest for Power

It was also picked up by Valentia radio , which immediately contacted the Marine
Rescue Co - ordination Centre ( MRCC ) at Shannon . The lifeboats from Valentia
and Baltimore immediately put to sea . The Taurima had sunk very quickly after ...

The Quest for Power

Author: Raymond Smith

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Frightful Ghost Ships

The Valencia's lifeboats may have also reappeared. Not long after the wreck,
local American Indians and fishermen reported seeing a lifeboat rowed by
skeletons along Vancouver Island's coast. Could it be that the capsized lifeboats
became ...

Frightful Ghost Ships

Author: James Roland

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 1512456055

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"Have you ever seen something mysterious out on the water? Learn about famous ghost ship sightings all over the world, and find out what historians have to say about these spooky vessels."

Charles J Haughey

His VHF distress call which got out minutes before the yacht sank was picked up
immediately by Valentia Marine Radio and by the keepers on the Mizen light .
Within five minutes Valentia Radio alerted the Baltimore and Valentia lifeboats .

Charles J  Haughey

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Hunt s Yachting Magazine

... county of Kerry , has furnished the following interesting information respecting
the performances of two life - boats :In August last , iwo whaleboats , constructed
on the principles of the lifeboat , arrived in the harbour of Valentia , on the south ...

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Oceans

... was received at the Some people make annual contributions , this class are
expected to have glass- Valentia lifeboat ... Others put money Not only will ARUN
class lifeboats barked on a 42 - mile passage to reach the into collecting boxes or
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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle

Payments amounting to upwards of £2,000 were ordered to be made on various
lifeboat establishments. During the past ... New lifeboats were also ready to be
sent to Valentia, on the west coast of Ireland, 13ridlington, %. and other places.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica a New Survey of Universal Knowledge

Lifeboat Societies of the World , 1954 Country * Strength of fleet Nature of
finances Belgium 3 motorboats State - financed Society Section of the
Administration de la Marine ... In spite of these difficulties last to be closed was
Valentia , in Nov.

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The Sorrow and the Terror

But there were diver - teams working the waves , too , and search teams in
inflatable lifeboats scanned the crowded ... Sean Murphy , captain of the Valentia
lifeboat , had been notified at 9:45 A.M. that a plane had gone off radar and that
an all ...

The Sorrow and the Terror

Author: Clark Blaise

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Viking

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On June 23, 1985, a suitcase belonging to a Mr L. Singh exploded during baggage transfer at Narita Airport in Japan. The suitcase had arrived on a Canadian Pacific flight from Vancouver. Two baggage handlers were killed, four injured. Mr L. Singh had not boarded the CP flight. Fifty-five minutes later, 110 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland, a bomb exploded in the forward baggage hold of Air India Flight 182, bound for Bombay, from Toronto and Montreal. A Mr M. Singh had persuaded officials to accept his bag on a flight from Vancouver to transfer to Air India 182 in Toronto. He did not board the flight. The death toll of three hundred and twenty-nine stands as the worst at-sea air crash of all time.