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WILLIAM TURNER

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NPRN 421680

Map Reference SH35NE

Grid Reference SH3905255340

Unitary (Local) Authority Pembrokeshire

Old County Maritime

Community Marloes and St Brides

Type of Site WRECK

Broad Class MARITIME

Period 19th Century

Site Description This record comprises a documentary reference to a shipping casualty which has been assigned to the maritime named location CAERNARVON BAY pending more information which may allow a more precise location for the loss to be assigned.

Event and Historical Information:
The collections of Merseyside Maritime Museum include a figurehead of a standing man, smartly dressed with a blue tailcoat, white cravat, gold watch chain and fob. The figurehead is reported to have from the wreck of the WILLIAM TURNER, a 499-ton sailing ship built in 1833, which was driven ashore in Caernarvon Bay during a northerly gale in January 1845.

Sources include:
Object display notice, 1986.201.192, Merseyside Maritime Museum

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, January 2016.

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