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The SS Tripolitania Shipwrecked at Loe Bar, 1912

NumberHESFM:1992.5927
PlaceLoe Bar Cornwall United Kingdom
Date12.1912
KeywordsPorthleven Shipwrecks Loe Bar
PhotographerGibson & Sons
Copyright© Helston Museum

A photographic postcard of the shipwrecked SS Tripolitania at Loe Bar in December 1912. Spray is breaking over the wreck. 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:1977.484, HESFM:1981.4721 and HESFM:1994.6425.135.