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JOHANNA

The 960 tonne Johanna ran ashore at Hartland Point on a fine clear night only yards from the lighthouse while on passage from Rotterdam to Barry with a cargo of barley . The date new years eve 1982.

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I have the same photo from the local paper,I went down to the cliffs 2 days after she came ashore.and it was heartbreaking watching people stripping the ship bare. the only bits left is a little of the port quarter of the stern section. the crew were airlifted by helecopter and lifeboat 70-003 stood by,and she came ashore below the now closed Hartland cg station.
 

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was it 10 year old barley with a cork in the top, going by the date it maybe a case of someone mixing the water of life with there life on the water,
 

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Great thinking Billmaca !!!
Made me laugh and somehow, I suspect you are right .

Sad end to her life and she looks small against the backdrop of those rocks.

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Rick
 

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What the h*ll did they go at her with, a Gas axe??
 

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Coastie ! Get a grip. LOL

The oggin does this sort of thing if you leave a ship at the mercy of the waves & rocks.
Come down to the seashore one day from that air conditioned office with the leather chair. ;)

Rick
 

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I thought this amount of damage was done over two days. That's what the comments looked like to me. Oh well!
 

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People took anything they could,even down to the crews belongings within 24hrs of comeing ashore.I even saw one man carring the radar scanner up the cliff path and the scanner was on top of the goalpost,Ihad permission to go aboard and what i was witnessing was terrible the equipment was smashed in the wheelhouse and the freezers were torn from the bulkheads and left on the decks.the sea done the rest that no one wanted.
 

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With in hours of the Johanna being wrecked hundreds of people descended on her loading up their cars and causing a ten mile tailback. It was estimated that more than £200,000 of equipment was stripped from her including fridges,cases of beer.radar and lifejackets. The Johanna ships wheel,compass, masthead-light and bell are in the Hartland Quay Museum.
 

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Paul, thanks for posting, but what a very sad picture and and even sadder comment on man's inhumanity to man. I had to double-check if I read the date correctly - I wondered if it was not maybe in the year 1682 with such appalling unrestrained savagery.
 

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