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THE "DUNSLEY."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "DUNSLEY."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 195

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Lord Merriman (President), sitting with Captain W. E. Crumplin and Captain G. C. H. Noakes, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision - Convoy - Alteration of course - Look-out - Collision between steamships City of Glasgow and Dunsley off N.W. coast of Scotland - Both vessels in port column of convoy on a westerly course, Dunsley being originally immediately astern of City of Glasgow-Convoy in process of wheeling southwards into Minch- Dunsley out on port side of port column, owing to her difficulty in keeping station- Red lights sighted on starboard beam- Course and speed maintained-Turn to southward by City of Glasgow in excess of convoy orders-Red of City of Glasgow seen by Dunsley on starboard bow - Dimmed green light of Dunsley then switched on-No engine or helm action taken by Dunsley until just before collision, when she hard-a-ported and went full astern-Port helm signal sounded by City of Glasgow when she saw dimmed green light of Dunsley on port hand- -Impact between stem of Dunsley and port side of City of Glasgow. Convoy - Wheeling - Duty to turn in stages-Orders to turn given by commodore either by exhibiting certain lights or by sounding appropriate whistle signals -Prohibition against repetition of whistle signals by vessels down line - Whistle signals out of earshot-Lights beyond range of visibility-Duty of vessels in turning to follow next ahead.

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