Marking the Centenary of Port Eynon Lifeboat Disaster

New Book to mark the Centenary of Port Eynon lifeboat disaster. Port Eynon, a village on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, was provided with a lifeboat in 1884 as the direct result of the wrecks of the Agnes Jack and Surprise in which 23 men died.

During the next thirty years the lifeboat was launched on many occasions and performed thirteen services in which forty lives were saved. Three other men were landed and four ships assisted.

But then during a gale on 1st Janaury 1916 the lifeboat Janet was capsized twice when standing by a disabled steamship. The two coxswains and a member of the crew were drowned.

This book tells the whole of the story from January 1883 when the Agnes Jack and Surprise were wrecked to the disaster of 1916. Details of wrecks from 1805 to date in the area of Port Eynon are also given. 

  • 50 pages, size 21 x 20 cm
  • Full colour laminated soft cover
  • 5 colour photos, 7 sepia , 5 black & white
  • Price £ 7.50

To purchase please contact R. C. Smith:

Also listed on eBay where you can purchase using Paypal.