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The French steam ship SS Ornais II, built at Bordeaux in 1920, ran aground on Trebarvah Beach, Perranuthnoe on 5, 6 or 7 December 1929. This postcard shows waves breaking over the wreck. She was on passage from Le Havre to Port Talbot for coal. All her crew survived; the wreck broke up on the beach. St Michael's Mount is in the background.

Seas Breaking Over The Wreck of The SS Ornais II At Trebarvah Beach, Perranuthnoe

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1174
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Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: The French steam ship SS Ornais II, built at Bordeaux in 1920, ran aground on Trebarvah Beach, Perranuthnoe on 5, 6 or 7 December 1929. This postcard shows waves breaking over the wreck. She was on passage from Le Havre to Port Talbot for coal. All her crew survived; the wreck broke up on the beach. St Michael's Mount is in the background.
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