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Where: Strand Road, Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1899

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High, dry and handsome! This ship -which has been allowed to rest on the bottom after the tide went out- looks so different from the sleek and powerful creature of the sea! To me, a landlubber, there seems a shortage of cables and ropes to keep her steady but there is probably a good explanation for that...

And we have sharon.corbet, O Mac and derangedlemur to thank for the explanation. Sharon provides a link to a blog post by Russianside which tells the story. In short, the SS Pembroke (and not a russian vessel named "ƎKOЯBMƎꟼ") operated the Great Western Railway's route from Milford Haven to Waterford. And, on one such trip on 18 Feb 1899, she ran aground off the Wexford coast. A few days later, the Pembroke was refloated, before being deliberately re-grounded (under her own steam) in Waterford Harbour. Unsurprisingly the sight of a large grounded vessel was a major draw for people from the area. She was repaired and operated for another 25 years before retirement.


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: 1899

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1026

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:06:00

    You've got it backwards.

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    O Mac

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:06:30

    Ah! the SS EKORBMEP at Cheekpoint with a dent in her nose A short time after 23rd February 1899.

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:16:05

    SS Pembroke: She operated as a paddle steamer from 1880 to 1895; the following year returning to service with twin screws and new boilers, all this time on the Irish Sea. In 1916 Pembroke was transferred to work from Weymouth as a cargo boat but on 24 September she was attacked by a U-boat so the following January she was fitted with a gun for defence. She was sold for scrap in 1925

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:17:05

    If this is at Cheekpoint, then it was her second - this timedeliberate - grounding after she hit the Saltees on 18th February 1899.

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:18:06

    SS Pembroke aground at Cheekpoint, was apparently a thing. Edit: Too slow and not funny enough again.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:24:41

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] That's not like you Lemur but when Sharon is on form you need to be fully awake!

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    derangedlemur

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:33:03

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] It was [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] who beat us both to it.

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    O Mac

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:33:07

    It can be seen in the Megazoom that Poole has scratched out the pillars of the Rosslare railway viaduct. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] You're right of course.. I jumped the gun. www.google.ie/maps/@52.2716347,-6.9949514,3a,38.5y,358.43...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:51:17

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The bridge didn't exist yet - it wasn't started until 1902.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Jan/2017 09:53:59

    There are several more photos at Cheekpoint - "S.S. Pembroke at Cheekpoint showing her hole." [sic] catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591124 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591123 "S.S. Pembroke at Cheekpoint and view" catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591127 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591126 Also some at Saltee Islands and at Passage - catalogue.nli.ie/Search/Results?lookfor=pembroke+poole&am...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 26/Jan/2017 10:22:27

    Who is "W. Nichols" ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 26/Jan/2017 10:34:46

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] "S.S. Pembroke at Cheekpoint showing her hole" I say! Steady on!

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    tormentor4555

    • 26/Jan/2017 11:40:57

    the Photo is reversed ,nice photo all the same thanks for sharing.

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    XPAT-Polska

    • 26/Jan/2017 13:04:29

    Fine image and had me guessing for the name for a moment :-)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 27/Jan/2017 00:05:16

    Thanks all! Have updated the description accordingly - and duly rung the three bells* for date, subject and location. (* I tried to play a tune, but that only seemed to annoy the Library Towers night porter even more :) )

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 27/Jan/2017 09:00:07

    Wonderful Shot!

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 27/Jan/2017 11:36:56

    Who scanned this backwards? The men should be on the other side. I realised it is the Pembroke looking in my rear view mirror. Oh, oh, sorry, that said Ambulance. Do not need to re-scan. Merely Flip Horizontal in Photoshop or whatever software you use.

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    Seuss.

    • 27/Jan/2017 15:58:20

    So is "Pem" a synonym for "bow"? Because that's the part that got broke.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 28/Jan/2017 21:29:04

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]]!

    The Cleaned-up-for-Flickr Cheekypointy Limerick There once was a ship called the Pembroke Which hit Saltee rocks and her stem broke. This view at Cheekpoint Did not disappoint Gawping women and children and men-folk.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 29/Jan/2017 16:27:41

    Thanks [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia]! (And really appreciate the "clean" version :) Was slightly worried that we might be seeing a version which perhaps tied the NS&FU image which this one :) )

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    marypaint

    • 31/Jan/2017 02:00:14

    Qué bueno!

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    LooknFeel

    • 31/Jan/2017 02:52:27

    What is this picture doing in a group named Tallships?

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    eric zijn fotoos

    • 02/Feb/2017 15:47:01

    Very interesting shot and lovely stream thanks for sharing them.