The Ship Aground
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RFA Green Ranger was wrecked on the Hartland peninsula on November, 1962
RFA Green Ranger (A152) was a 6700 ton fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Wrecked on the Hartland peninsula, on a large rock, called Gunpath Rock. She broke her tow from the tug that was taking her to be refitted in Cardiff, and drifted onto the rocks. The Appledore lifeboat battled to reach the ship, and rescued a few men, but most of the men were rescued by the Hartland-Life-Saving-Company, with their breeches buoy. The ship became a total loss, and her remains are still visible at low tide.
RFA Green Ranger