The Celtic- world’s biggest liner and the chair in our back hall.
- On 25 11 2009
The Ballycotton Lifeboat,the tender Morsecock along with tugs, a destroyer and local life-saving teams, rescued all on board. Seven thousand tons of cargo were scattered. She could not be moved or salvaged, and was declared a total loss. She was completely taken apart for scrap by Dover firm of A.O. Hill in partnership with Copenhagen firm of Peterson and Albeck. Tragedy occurred on the wreck in November 1929 when hydrogen sulphide gas from the rotting cargo killed four workers. When the operation was completed in 1933 it eventually resulted in the formation of Haulbowline Industries Ltd. whose scrap yard was later set up in Passage West.
Many items of decor from the Celtic survive in houses around Co.Cork to this day - including a lovely cast iron and mahogany chair in our back hall!
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