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Green Ranger near Hartland in 1962

Posted on May 14, 2014 by in Wrecks | 6 comments

A more modern wreck than the others, the RFA tanker Green Ranger was wrecked in a force 8 gale at Longpeak, near Hartland, on 17th November 1962. The crew of 7 were rescued by breeches buoy and she became a total loss; one of the few of these wrecks whose demise was recorded on television.


  1. My father was one of the seven crew on board i still have the paper cutting of them after they had been Rescued.
    Which was in the Bristol Evening Post.
    Unfortunately I lost the picture of the ship.

  2. My father Joe Bennett was one of the Seven crew members

    • Hi Rosemary, My dad was one of the rescuers. He passed away November 11th 2015

  3. My late grandfather owned the wreck of the green ranger – a lot of the exhibits in Hartland museum are on loan from his estate.

  4. My late grandfather owned the wreck of the Green Ranger. I have been a few times to the wreck.

  5. Hi Paul, D you have any photos of the salvage opp

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