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

NumberHESFM:1981.4721
PlaceLoe Bar Cornwall United Kingdom
Date26.12.1912
KeywordsPorthleven Shipwrecks Loe Bar Transport Water
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Photographic postcard of the wreck of the SS Tripolitania on the Loe Bar, Porthleven, 26th December 1912. The sea is on one side of the wreck and Loe Pool can be seen on the other side. One of Penrose Estate lodge houses is in the immediate background and Porthleven is further in the background. 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. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston. See also HESFM:1977.484, HESFM:1992.5927 and HESFM:1994.6425.135.