Ship Wreck on Barry Island

22 March 2021 ยท

S.S. Valsesia, aground off Barry Island in 1926
S.S. Valsesia, aground off Barry Island in 1926

In 1926 the S.S. Valsesia came to Barry laden down with Italian coal. There was a strike on at the time to stop mine owners reducing pay and increasing shifts from seven to eight hours. Miners were involved, together with other industries such as bus, rail and dock workers. The S.S. Valsesia was not anchored and drifted onto the rocks. The ship broke into two at Friars Point and wasn’t salvaged until 1927.

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