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Wreck of the SS Tripolitania, Loe Bar, December 1912

NumberHESFM:2017.14096
PlaceLoe Bar Cornwall United Kingdom
Date26.12.1912
KeywordsPorthleven Shipwrecks Loe Bar Transport Water
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

SS Tripolitania on Loe Bar, 26th December 1912, by Alfred Herbert Hawke of 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.