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Sat 13-Aug-1955 SS Loradore Sinks

From a newspaper cutting from Edith Kitty BELL's possessions regarding William Thomas GREENHAM:

"Shipwrecked South Wales Men Rescued

From Reuter's Correspondent Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday

A Canadian tug ploughed through the high seas to rescue all 32 of the crew of the British cargo ship Loradore as she began breaking up on a gale-swept reef off Magdalen Island in the Gulf of St Lawerence, maritime officials reported here last night.

Officials said there was little chance of saving the 5,200-ton ship with her cargo of coal. The Loradore, under the command of Captain George W. H. Berry, of Ilford, Essex struck the reef in dense fog on Saturday night, holing her hull, while on passage from Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Montreal.

Heavy Seas

The tug, the 874-ton Foundation Josephine II is expected to arrive at Sydney today with the Loradore's crew. Three of the crew are South Wales men - Third Mate W. Greenham, of Riverside Place, Cadoxton, Barry; Second Engineer Ernest George Liewellyn, a native of Cardiff now of St Leonard's Sussex and Fireman Ahmed Saleh Quiad, of Thompson Street, Barry.

Heavy seas yesterday prevented another tug, the Foundation Vera, from taking a salvage expert to the Loradore.

Another newspaper cutting regarding the obituary of William Thomas GREENHAM also detailed the event:.

"He joined the Merchant Navy at 16 and served throughout the first World War. He was Third Officer aboard the SS Loradore when she was wrecked on Bird Rock in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada, five months ago."

Linked toWilliam Thomas GREENHAM

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