Miura at Stanbury Mouth 1927

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The wreck of the Miura, a steam trawler, at Stanbury Mouth, Morwenstow, on 29th March 1927.


  • mini fry says:

    my mum is named after this boat, my granddad help save some of the crew in 1927 mini fry

    • Robert Wilcox says:

      Mini, that’s fantastic and very touching. Thanks for taking the time to add your comment.

    • Robinson says:

      Great to see that you have continued in your family’s lifesaving tradition, Mini. If you have any photos to contribute to the site, we’d love to see them.

    • Mini fry says:

      The anchor from the boat Miura is at the back of the Castle ground, and it is about 6foot tall, and my old mate Tim Marshall, and Dave Currie recovered it by boat and got it back to Bude, so will find the date and let you know. PS: Mum is 93 now and doing well in sunny Bude, all the best, Mini Fry

    • Katherine says:

      It was lovely to meet you today at Duckpool and hear about the grandfather and the shipwreck, and see your mother still going strong, enjoying an ice-cream!

  • marilyn northcott [fry] says:

    our mum miura had been born on the 7th of march 1927 gran and granfa had not named mum yet and were trying to find a name.on the night of the 29th of march granfa came back from the shipwreck
    and said to gran the maid is going to be call miura some good has to come from tonight.we can not forget those poor sailors so my mum was named 22days after she was born.I would stay with my gran+granfa most of my summer holiday and we would go to duckpool
    everyweek and gran would tell me this story how my mum was named
    and her and granfa used to say don’t you forget this will you so gran+granfa see I did’t forget marily your Cornish maid.

  • Mr CRG Seaman says:

    I believe my Great Grandfather was on this ship when it sank. I think he lost his life?

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