Ahead of Their Time

From Sea Breezes February 2001

St Essylt berths at Cardiff with the help of tug Torfrida

The clean lines of St Essylt are clearly seen as she passes through the English Channel

South American Saint Line’s first St Essylt was torpedoed and sunk by a U-Boat on 4 July 1943 during the Sicily Landings. This rare wartime photograph shows her at anchor off Arzew on the North African Coast in 1942

St Essylt loading cargo for South America at Empire Wharf in Cardiff Docks in the early 1950s

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