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Galen Bartholomew – The SS Suevic and the night the RNLI saved 611 lives

Tuesday 14 May, 11:00am-12:00pm
Fowey Town Hall
10.00

Join family historian Galen Bartholomew, for a remarkable account of shipwreck and survival. The SS Suevic, one of five White Star Line ‘Jubilee Class’ liners, ran aground in a storm off the Lizard Point, Cornwall, in March 1907. In appalling weather conditions, the RNLI rescued 456 people. This remains the largest number of people rescued by the RNLI in a single operation. During the same night, the SS Jebba ran aground off the South Devon coast, resulting in the RNLI saving a further 155 lives. Astonishingly, not a single life was lost in either rescue, including Galen’s great-grandmother and great-aunt, both of whom were on board. With the use of fascinating contemporary photographs and accounts from the time, this talk is not just about what happened that infamous night, but is a celebration of the RNLI and its brave crews, in its bicentenary year.

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Galen Bartholomew - The SS Suevic and the night the RNLI saved 611 lives - 14/05 - 11am
Galen Bartholomew - The SS Suevic and the night the RNLI saved 611 lives - 14/05 - 11am
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