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The Ellan Vannin Story An Account of the Loss of the SS Ellan Vannin By Richard Stafford


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The SS Ellan Vannin sank 100 years ago on 3rd December 1909. approaching the Mersey in hurricane force winds and giant seas. All 35 passengers and crew were lost, and it was a national tragedy for the Isle of Man.

This riveting account of the event and the circumstances leading up to, examines all the theories about the disaster, as well as the many bizarre coincidences that came to light afterwards.

Was the message in a bottle found on the nearby beach a hoax? And what did the watchman on the Bar Lightship really see after the Ellan Vannin passed in the storm.

Details of the passengers and crew are given in the book, as well as the reaction throughout Britain to this terrible tragedy.