S.S. Collier wrecked in Rockam Bay on January 28th 1914
The 114 ton small steamer travelling from Milford to Avonmouth ran aground at Rockam Bay. The Coastguards were alerted about half past two in the morning and dispatched the lfracombe lifeboat. By the time it turned up, the seven crew, the ships dog,cat,and a goldfinch in a cage, had managed to get into the ships dingy. The lifeboat found them off Bull Point and managed to transfer all of them to safety. Efforts were made to get the vessel off the rocks but to no avail, and she soon went to pieces where you can see her today
The picture below shows the remaing wreckage left on Rockham Beach including the Boiler and engine block
Below is the anchor from the Collier which is displayed in front of the pub. Retrieved from the wreck by RAF Chivenor on the 17th April 1980
Below is the Fairlead from the collier wreck displayed outside the pub
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