A tour of Sanday and its many beaches, including the lighthouse at Start Point and the engines of the German ship B-98 which grounded after the tow line parted when being towed away to be scrapped.


  1. Comment by Harvey

    Harvey Reply 16th May 2019 at 22:29

    I immediately thought when I saw your reference to B98 that it would have been one of the German fleet scuttled in Scapa Flow and salvaged later on but actually it was a German destroyer built in 1915 and damaged by a mine in 1917 losing its bows. It was being towed to Scapa Flow by a British ship after the war to join the German Navy ships that were still floating with their crews on board. Fascinating!! I checked in my 1937 “Shipping Wonders of the World” magazines and there was no mention of B98 being salvaged by Cox and Danks..no wonder!!!

  2. Comment by Aileen

    Aileen Reply 18th May 2019 at 06:59

    A beautiful landscape with a very eerie history. Thanks Harvey for your additional research xx

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