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Wreck of SS Tripolitania on Loe Bar, 26th December 1912

NumberHESFM:1977.484
PlaceLoe Bar Cornwall United Kingdom
Date26.12.1912
KeywordsTransport Water Shipwrecks Loe Bar Porthleven
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

SS Tripolitania on Loe Bar, 26th December 1912, by Alfred Herbert Hawke, Helston. A wave is breaking over the ship as it lies upright, but beached, on Loe Bar, near Porthleven. The SS Tripolitania was an Italian steam cargo ship driven ashore during a Westerly gale. Much of the shingle from the seaward side of her resting place was removed in a failed attempt to refloat her and she was eventually scrapped in situ. See also HESFM:1981.4721, HESFM:1992.5927 and HESFM:1994.6425.135.