In the early hours of Tuesday the 8th December 1959 - The small town and community of Broughty Ferry suffered one of the worst Lifeboat Disasters of the century - the whole town united in grief for the Eight brave Broughty Ferry men who were lost that terrible night.
A list of the events and stories from the Archives of Dundee City Archives for that event.
|The Story of the Lifeboat Disaster|
|The Facts from the Official Report on the Disaster|
|The Disaster Scene|
|The Memorial Service|
|The Empty Lifeboat Shed|
|The North Carr Lightship|
|Report from the Master of the North Carr|
|Report from the MV 'Pharos' - The Lightship Tender|
|The Fate of the Mona|
One of the crew of the Lifeboat was Mr George Smith who was a member of the West Church and this Magazine mentioned the Disaster.
Also on the 50th Anniversary of this disaster one of the current members of the St Stephens and West Church, and a member of the Choir - Mr Sidney Smith who is the son of George Smith and who kindly gave me this copy of the Church Magazine.
|The Churchill Quote on the Work of the Lifeboatmen|