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Near Dritvík, Vesturland, Iceland
 

Epine - Grimsby

 
 
Epine - Grimsby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 21, 2019
1. Epine - Grimsby Marker
Inscription.  

Upplýsingar
Járniđ í fjörunni er ađ hluta til úr enska togaranum Epine GY 7 sem strandađi austur af Dritvíkurflögum ađ kvöldi 13. mars 1948. Af nítján manna áhöfn var fimm bjargađ. Björgunarsveitir frá Arnarstapa, Hellnum og Hellissandi komu á strandstađ en ađstćđur til björgunar voru erfiđar enda veđur vont og mikio brim. Menn sáust í skipinu á hvalbak, á stýrishúsinu og bundnir í reiđann. Ađfall var og gengu stórsjóir yfir skipiđ. Einn mann međ lífsmarki bar upp í fjöruna. Međ útfallinu hafđist ađ skjóta línu sem skipverjum tókst ađ ná í og festa í mastriđ. Ţeir fjórir menn sem enn voru á lífi um borđ voru dregnir í land í björgunarstól. Fleiri skip hafa strandađ á ţessum slóđum m.a. togarinn Ása RE-18 sem strandađi 21. desember 1925. Eftir ađ hafa hrakist í björgunarbátum í sjö klukkustundir var skip verjum bjargađ af norsku flutningaskipi og ţýskum togara. Vinsamlegast hrófliđ ekki viđ járninu.

Myndatexti
Mynd af málađri glerrúđu í kirkju á Englandi af Epine

(English translation:)
The Trawler Epine
The iron remains on the
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beach are from a British trawler, the Epine GY 7, which was wrecked east of Dritvlk on the night of 13th March 1948. Five of the crew of 19 were saved. Rescue teams from Arnarstapi, Hellnar, and Hellissandur came to help, but conditions were difficult, with bad weather and heavy seas. Members of the crew could be seen on the forecastle and the wheelhouse and tied to the rigging. The tide was coming in and huge waves broke over the ship. One man was washed up on the beach still alive. After the tide turned it was possible to shoot out a line which the crew managed to tie to the mast, and the four men who were still alive were pulled to safety in a rescue seat. Please do not disturb the remains.

Caption
Picture of Epine on a stained window in a church in England.

(German translation:)
Der Trawler Epine
Die rostigen Metalltrümmer in der Umgebung stammen vom englischen Trawler Epine GY 7, der östlich von Dritvík am Abend des 13. März 1948 an dieser Stelle strandete. Den Rettungsmann schaften aus Hellissandur, Arnarstapi und Hellnar gelang es, 5 der 19 Besatzungsmitglieder zu retten, wobei die Umstände durch schlechtes Wetter und hohe Brandung erheblich erschwert wurden. Die Gestrandeten konnten auf dem Deck, dem Steuerhaus und am Takelwerk gebunden vom Land aus gesehen werden. Die Flut kam, und hohe Brecher
Closeup of metal parts from the shipwreck image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 21, 2019
2. Closeup of metal parts from the shipwreck
überrollten das gestrandete Wrack. Einer der Männer wurde lebend an den Strand gespült. Mit einsetzender Ebbe gelang es, eine Rettungsleine zum Wrack zu werfen, die die Matrosen am Mast befestigen konnten, Die vier, die noch am Leben waren, wurden im Rettungssitz an Land gehievt. Bitte beachten: Die Trümmer sind historische Zeugnisse und dürfen nicht entfernt oder verändert werden.

(Danish translation:)
Trawleren Epine
Jernresterne i strandkanten stammer fra den engelske trawler Epine GY 7 der strandede řst for sletten i Dritvík om aftenen den 13. marts 1948. Af besćtningen pĺ 19 blev fem reddet. Der kom redningshold fra Arnarstapi, Hellnar og Hellissandur til strandingsstedet, men der var meget vanskelige forhold for redningsaktionen, hĺrdt vejr og kraftig brćnding. Man kunne se folk pĺ skibet, pĺ bakken, pĺ styrehuset og bundet til rigningen. Det var flodtid, og der slog brodsřer over skibet. Der drev én mand der viste livstegn, op pĺ stranden. Da ebben satte ind, lykkedes det at skyde en line ud som besćtningen fik tag i og bandt til masten. De fire der endnu var i live om bord, blev trukket i land i en redningsstol. Man bedes venligst ikke flytte jernresterne til.

(French translation:)
Le chalutier Epine
La ferraille sur la grčve est ce qui reste du chalutier
A wider view of debris from the shipwreck along the beach image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 21, 2019
3. A wider view of debris from the shipwreck along the beach
anglais Epine GY 7 qui s'est échoué ŕ l'est des récifs de Dritvik, au soir du 13 mars 1948. On ne put sauver que cinq membres de l'équipage qui en comptait dix-neuf. Les brigades de secours d'Amarstapi, Hellnar et Hellisandur arrivčrent sur les lieux, mais le mauvais temps et le fort ressac rendaient les conditions de sauvetage difficiles. On pouvait voir les marins sur le pont avant, sur la timonerie et attachés ŕ la bôme. C'était par marée montante et les lames s'abattaient sur le bateau. Un homme encore en vie vint s'échouer sur le rivage. A la marée descendante, on put lancer une ligne que les quatre marins survivant réussirent ŕ attacher au mĺt et qui leur permit d'ętre transportés ŕ terre dans la nacelle suspendue. Pričre de laisser l'épave intacte.
 
Erected by Ferdamálarád Islands - The Icelandic Tourist Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 64° 45.194′ N, 23° 53.944′ W. Marker is near Dritvík, Western Region (Vesturland). Marker can be reached from Dritvíkurvegur (Route 572) 2.1 kilometers west of Útnesvegur. At the Djúpalónssandur beach parking lot, the marker is located on a short hike toward the beach which takes about 5 minutes to walk. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance
Debris field from the shipwreck image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 21, 2019
4. Debris field from the shipwreck
of this marker. Lifting Stones (a few steps from this marker).
 
Regarding Epine - Grimsby. Grimsby is the home port in England where the Epine fishing trawler was from.
 
A view of the rugged beach area where the ship was wrecked image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 21, 2019
5. A view of the rugged beach area where the ship was wrecked
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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May. 30, 2023