Daytrippers Helped to Shore 78 Years After Ship Saved Troops

Posted: August 27, 2013  |  By: Rosa Silverman [Telegraph]

The pleasure steamer Coronia was built in 1935 and was in the convoy of assorted vessels that took part in Operation Dynamo in 1940.

But it became beached yesterday in the South Bay at Scarborough, North Yorks, and its 95 passengers had to be rescued by lifeboat and coastguard crews.

The rescue began at 1pm and took around two hours.

Humber Coastguard watch assistant Dave Bayford said: "Nobody was seriously hurt or injured and there was an ordered transfer of passengers with no panic.

"The boat resurfaced with no issues."

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