Wreck of SS Tripolitania on Loe Bar, 26th December 1912
|Place||Loe Bar Cornwall United Kingdom|
|Keywords||Transport Water Shipwrecks Loe Bar Porthleven|
|Photographer||Hawke, 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.