HMS 'Wave' Ashore at St Ives, 1952
A depiction of the Royal Navy 'Algerine'-class minesweeper HMS 'Wave', M385, which broke her moorings at St Ives, Cornwall, in a storm in the early hours of the morning of 30 September 1952. She was holed and flooded when she went ashore on rocks at Westcott's Quay near the Arts Club. The crew were evacuated by breeches buoy and the ship was eventually winched off the rocks by two boom-defence vessels after being ingeniously re-floated by having a barrage balloon stuffed into the hole at low tide and then partly inflated.
- Image reference: BHC3714
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Reproduced with kind permission of Diana V. Smith and Daphne E. Brown
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