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Two views of the Natal marker buoy.
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Two views of the Natal marker buoy.

Taken on March 10th, 2005, these pics show two sides of the marker buoy for the wreck of HMS Natal. The one on the right shows Cromarty in the background.
Picture added on 10 March 2005
Comments:
Can any 'son of the sea' tell me when a wreck marker (eg NATAL) changed from Green, to the current Red? External appearance also suggests solar power now for the light, as distinct from liquid gas previously? Over to you Ronald!
Added by Clem Watson on 15 March 2005
Hi Clem. According to my source, (Capt Ian Dunderdale). The buoy was changed over in 1976-77 to a black and red Isolated Danger Mark. Not too sure when the solar panels were fitted but it must have been before 1988 cause I used to pass it every day back then and it had its panels at that time.
Added by Ronald Young on 02 July 2005
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The Natal - Warship destroyed by an explosion off Cromarty during WW1

Postcard from HMS NatalPostcard from HMS NatalMark Tippey, HMS NatalPercy Larman who died on the NatalLetter from Arthur TaylorAlfred Gunner - 1st Class Stoker, HMS NatalJohn Fitzgerald b.17/09/1888 Bromley, London.Some of the Crew of the NatalMaud Edwards - nurse who died on the NatalHMS Natal Sailor - c1910