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"Last Tributes to Eight Cromarty Men.

"Cromarty will accord a public funeral to her eight sons who lost their lives when their vessel, the salvage ship Disperser, foundered with all hands off the North-East Coast of Scotland."
Picture added on 12 September 2005
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Loss of the Disperser
I suppose it was wartime secrecy that required the press of that day to give such a vague location for the sinking. The wreck lies just north of Kirkwall harbour in Kirkwall Bay, Orkney (not Scapa Flow).
Added by Ronald Stewart on 02 September 2006
Ref. my post of 2/10/06, this information would now appear to be incorrect. Further research suggests the Disperser was salvaged and returned to service, finally being broken up in 1953.
Anonymous comment added on 26 December 2017
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Loss of the Disperser

Loss of the DisperserAerial view of the town from the EastDisperser Funeral Procession