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Llandaff by Tommy’s Pit in 1899

Posted on May 14, 2014 by in Wrecks | 0 comments

This is a fairly familiar picture of the stranding of the ss Llandaff, a small Welsh steamer, which went aground on the end of Bude breakwater in a force 10 gale in October 1899. The crew were taken off by rocket apparatus, then, a few days later, she refloated herself and drifted out to sea but was recovered and later towed to Cardiff for scrapping. This was not the first time she had gone aground, she suffered a similar event in Nanjizel Bay, near Lands End ten years earlier but was refloated and repaired.

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