A bow view of the Norwegian steamer Jarl (1889) showing the collision damage.

A direct bow view of the collision damage to the Norwegian iron cargo steamship Jarl (1889) where the bow from halfway up the stempost to the forecastle deck has been bent inwards or ripped backwards. Broken plating is bent outwards on the starboard side . The ship is secured along the starboard side (outboard) of the Norwegian steamer Zeus (1872), the ship it collided with. The Zeus is alongside the quay in the Dock in Penzance harbour. Off Jarl's starboard side is the Armed Trawler Jane Ross (1901) with the pendant 3351 down the port side. The 12 pounder gun can be seen mounted in the bows of the Armed Traweler, which was an Aberdeen trawler requisitioned in June 1915.

The Norwegian steamer Zeus (1872) was on passage from Rouen to Newport, Monmouthshire, when it collided with the Norwegian steamer Jarl (1899) four miles WSW of Longships on 6 November 1918. Both ships put into Penzance that same morning with serious damage. The Jarl was on its way to St. Malo from Cardiff with a cargo of coal. Both ships left Penzance for Newport on 23 November 1918.

Object Details

ID: G14325
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Gibson & Sons of Scilly
Date made: After 6 November 1918
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gibson's of Scilly Shipwreck Collection
Measurements: Overall: 6 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in

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