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Cardiff’s War at Sea

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During the First World War Welsh coal, much of it exported from the Port of Cardiff, was valued highly by the Navy. It produced less smoke – important when trying not to give your location away to the enemy. Many of Cardiff’s shipping companies lost ships to U-boat attacks. One of the biggest, Evan Thomas Radcliffe, began the war with 28 ships. During the war 20 of their vessels were sunk.

This tribute was suggested by Cardiff Story Museum. In association with Glamorgan Archives.

Jane Hughes and friends in Egypt
Nurse Mary Jane Hughes
UB 98
The Porthmadog District and the War at Sea: UB 98 Scrapped at Porthmadog
CARTAGENA
Life on the Wrecks