October, 1939 - October 1939

The Royal Oak is torpedoed and sunk in Scapa Flow , Orkney, 5 men from the Seaboard villages are Killed in Action, Donald MacAngus, Hilton, aged 19, Hugh Vass, Shandwick, aged 32, Bertie Vass, Shandwick, aged 23,  David Vass, Shandwick, aged 18, Hugh Vass, Balintore, aged 32.

4 men from the villages are rescued, Ronnie Hart, Hilton, aged 17, John Ross, Hilton, aged 19, James Ross, Balintore, aged 25, Tommy Merrick, Balintore, aged 18.