The Verajean at Rhoose
The Verajean, a steel three masted sailing ship, foundered off Rhoose on 31st August 1908. The ship was stranded for a fortnight, and to lighten it, its cargo of coal bricks was unloaded onto the beach. Grateful residents filled their coal cellars with enough fuel for about two years.
Here are some photographs of the ship. Below is a transcript of the Cardiff wreck court hearing from Nov 6th 1908.
A copy of the original court report is available in our documents section.