The Loss of the Broughty Ferry Lifeboat - Mona - Dec 1959.

The Story Files

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
Wreck of the Mona
The Facts from the Official Report on the Disaster
Mona Engraving
The Disaster Scene
Mona Wreck
The Memorial Service
St James Church Service
The Empty Lifeboat Shed
The Mona
The North Carr Lightship
North Carr Lightship
Report from the Master of the North Carr
North Carr Lightship
Report from the MV 'Pharos' - The Lightship Tender
Mop of the Tay Estuary
The Fate of the Mona
The end of the Mona

The West Church Magazine for that Date

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.

George Smith
The Churchill Quote on the Work of the Lifeboatmen
Laying Wreaths on the River Tay