oCENTENARY OF THE SALCOMBE LIFEBOAT DISASTER
Thursday 27 October 2016
Service of Commemoration in Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe.
Led by the Bishop of Plymouth
All are most welcome
Wreath-Laying on the Bar
with 13-gun salute by HMS SUTHERLAND
For more information on the Centenary, visit http://www.salcombelifeboat.co.uk
SOUTH HAMS DISTRICT COUNCIL
SALCOMBE HARBOUR – KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY
LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS
NO 13 OF 2016
RNLI CENTENARY MEMORIAL SERVICE AFLOAT
Between the hours of 1150 and 1245 on 27 October 2016 the two Salcombe lifeboats, accompanied by four or five other lifeboats, will take part in a short ceremony in the approaches to Salcombe Estuary at 1215 to lay a wreath to the memory of the 13 members of the Salcombe lifeboat crew who lost their lives when returning to harbour on 27 October 1916. [see http://www.salcombelifeboat.co.uk]
The ceremony will be conducted 1.5 cables South of Bass Rock, to the West of the white sector of the Sandhills Point leading light. All vessels entering and leaving harbour and those who wish to witness the ceremony are to remain to the East and clear of the participating lifeboats.
On completion of the short ceremony, the lifeboats will proceed up harbour and bias their track towards the western shore before berthing at Whitestrand. All other vessels are to keep clear and, if entering / leaving harbour, are to pass well clear to the East. Particular care is to be taken not to impede the passage of the participating vessels during their approach to their berths at Whitstrand and Victoria Quays at approximately 1240.
HMS SUTHERLAND (a Type 23 frigate) will be operating in the Range between approximately 1100 and 1300 and fire a gun salute to coincide with the wreath laying. Vessels should not to impede her passage in confined waters nor approach closer than 50m for safety and security reasons.
All vessels are requested to monitor VHF #14 throughout.
TQ8 8BU 07 October 2016