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The Coast :: Shipwrecks - The Samtampa

Shipwrecks around kenfig
S.S. Samtampa - 23 April 1947
History of Kenfig & surrounding area
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An important part of Wales documentary Heritage
Identified by The National Library of Wales

Memorial on Sker Rocks

Memorial Located on Sker Rocks at site of disaster

Memorial Reads

To the Memory of the Captain
And the thirty eight Crew Members
Of the Freighter
Who perished on these rocks
In the Great Storm of April 23rd 1947,
And of the Cox'n and Crew of Seven
of the Mumbles Lifeboat,
Who lost their lives in their valiant
rescue attempt.
This Plaque marks the final
Resting place of The Mumbles Lifeboat.

Mumbles Lifeboat Crew Remembered

Stained Glass Window, All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Swansea.
* BBC Wales South West

Lifeboat Disaster Photo Found

A forgotten photo of the widows of the 8-strong Mumbles Lifeboat Crew which turned up in a shack in Alaska. Read about this remarkable story.
* BBC News 2004

The Mumbles Lifeboat

Learn the history of the Mumbles Lifeboat Station and its crew.
* Official RLNI website

South Wales Police Museum

Learn how the Glamorgan Constabulary, the predcessor of the present day South Wales Police had to deal with the Samtampa Tragedy.
* South Wales Police Museum

Board of Trade Wreck Report

No. 7946 SS Samtampa - The Merchant Shipping Act, 1894. Report of Court on the formal investigation of the wreck of SS Samtampa held at the Guildhall, Swansea on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th days of August 1947.

Transcription Crown Copyright Reserved - Information courtesy PortCities Southampton by Plimsoll, the digital maritime archive.
* View Report for the SS Samtampa

Related Website Links
Local Historical Information
* Kenfig Society
* Bridgend County Borough Council

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Photos: Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig Steve Parker Ton Kenfig, Bridgend

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