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
Published by The History Press
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