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