Possible section of keel from the Ben-y-GloeYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Ben-y-Gloe was an iron-hulled, full-rigged ship. She had been built in Glasgow in 1886 at 1678 tons, and was undertaking her maiden voyage from Penarth to Singapore with a cargo of timber and rubber, when she was caught in a particularly severe gale. The ship was battered by heavy seas and finally pushed over onto its beam ends just off Nash Point. It was washed onto Nash Sands just after midnight on 15 October 1886 and broke in two. The story goes that the crew managed to scramble from the rigging onshore and walked the mile to Marcross and sought shelter at the inn, most probably the Three Horse Shoes, but hospitality was refused because they had no money to pay. The master left the ship around 2.30am and when he reached the inn was able to confirm that shelter, food and drink would be paid for. The following morning, when they returned to the ship, they found it looted (Edinburgh Evening News Tuesday 9th November 1886).