Anything left of the bow of the Suevic


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When the Suevic ran aground on some shoals she was dynamited free, and her bow was severed, leaving the bow abandoned to the elements. A new bow was made and launched in Belfast. Ive always wondered...is there any trace remaining of the stranded original bow- perhaps anchor chains or steel ribs?


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Jason Atkin

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Does anybody know what happened to the 100+ feet of Suevic's bow left on the rocks at 'The Lizard'? Was it ever salvaged? Were artifacts ever recovered from the area?
 
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lewis beacham

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My guess is that is that it was broken up on the rocks where she colided and sold as scrap metal.

I dont know for sure this is only a guess

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In Falling Star, Eaton and Haas suggest (without expressly saying so) that the bow was left to be dismantled by the sea: "The 184 ft abandoned bow section lay forlornly on the rocks [after the stern was severed], visited only by seagulls." There's also a photo caption, for what that's worth, which reads: "Waves begin demolition of Suevic's abandoned bow."
 
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