Solør

Torpedoed in the Irish Sea whilst carrying a cargo of oil and crated gliders from New York to the Clyde, the 8,262 ton Norwegian tanker Solør, beached at Oxwich Bay on 29 January 1945, two days after being hit. Forty men of her crew of forty four made it ashore alive.

When she broke in two, the Solør's aft section of the hull was towed to Briton Ferry whilst its fore section was left behind for local scrap. Some remains of this wartime wreck can still be seen at low tide and this is best viewed from the rocky outcrop that opens from the footpath past Oxwich Church.

For anyone wanting to learn more about this ship, here's an excellent link which includes a splendid photograph of the vessel.

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