Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - George Wehrley - Photographer . . .

s.s. Pancras.

's.s. Pancras' - A postcard photograph published by G. Wehrley & Co., 97 Glebe Street, Penarth, S. Wales.
s.s. Pancras.

's.s. Pancras' - A postcard photograph published by G. Wehrley & Co., 97 Glebe Street, Penarth, S. Wales as witness the scan of a portion of the rear of the card. The vessel is seen loading coal at number 19 and 20 tips in the main Penarth Dock. I estimate that the photo dates from the period 1905 to 1912.

She was built R & W Hawthorn Leslie & Company Limited at their Hebburn yard on the Tyne, launched in April 1911 and fitted-out five months later for handing over to her owners, the Booth Line of Liverpool. She served through the Great War and was torpedoed on two occasions. Having been salved and repaired, she lasted until 1933 when she met with the breakers. Many thanks to Tyne Built Ships for the info. [102]

Distant is a vessel under repair on the slipway of the Windsor Slipways & Graving Dock which was situated on the mud of Cardiff West Moors and accessed via Ferry Road.

Another fine photographic record of our maritime heritage posted in November 1912 and held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20181030]

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