The Burry Inlet Shipwrecks 1868 ~ by Ian Hugh

Burry Inlet Shipwrecks 1862

 

 

January 1868 saw many ships and lives lost not to storm force winds but to exceptional swells, pounding many vessels to destruction.

The events are recounted here by Ian Hugh who's Great, Great Grandfather David Morris and his son George of Llanelli salvaged one of those wrecks, the Mary Fanny. She continued trading in 1872 remaining in the family until 1881.

Re-rigged in 1916 and mounted with a gun, she was sunk by a German submarine in 1918.

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