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Stuart Smith



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POLITICIAN II

Launched in 1923 by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton-on-Tees for Neptune Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., as Canadiana but completed as London Merchant.
She was laid up in the River Blackwater in 1930 and remained there for almost five years until purchased by T and J Harrison Line on 28 May 1935 and renamed Politician. On 5 February 1941 she struck rocks off Roshinish point on the Island of Eriskay in the Hebrides. She was on voyage from Liverpool to Kingston and New Orleans with a cargo of Cotton goods, general merchandise, RAF and Army stores and 22,000 cases of Scotch whisky. She was subsequently re-floated and beached and partially broken up where she lay.
The 1947 book ‘Whisky Galore’ by Compton Mackenzie and the 1948 film of the same name were based on the grounding and sinking of Politician.

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Neil McInnes

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Mon, 1 December 08 15:28

My father was leaving home the night from Barra she went ashore he delayed to help (salvage some of the amber fluid)
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trotterdotpom
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Mon, 1 December 08 18:00

That was very sporting of him, Neil.

Did he manage to pick up any of the ten bob notes which were also in the cargo? Strangely, many of the notes turned up a few months later in places as varied as Liverpool and Kingston, Jamaica. By coincidence, both ports were, of course, favourite stomping grounds of Harrisons. Odd that.

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