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SEVERN DISASTERS

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The popular book

DISASTERS ON THE SEVERN


Can be viewed online at

River Severn Publications


Simply click on book cover

Some of the disaster stories are taken from my book

DISASTERS ON THE SEVERN


Published by The History Press

The Mill

Brimscombe Port

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL5 2QG


www.thehistorypress.co.uk

An Earlier Severn Bridge Disaster


1939 and three tanker barges overturned in the River Severn off Sharpness and collided with the Severn Railway Bridge.

The Severn Bridge Disaster


1960 when two tanker barges collided with the Severn Railway Bridge. The two barges had arrived off Sharpness when thick fog descended. Trying to get into the port the fast current of the Severn swept them into the bridge and disaster struck.

Loss of the BP Explorer


1961 saw the tanker barge turn over when fully laden with a cargo of petrol and crossing the Severn Estuary at the Count’s Channel.

Not a disaster to you but to the owner of this boat it is. A sunken cabin cruiser at Wainlodes, Gloucestershire

Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard



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