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Tag : Samson Crane

08 Aug 2016
Samson Crane Ardmore, August 2016

Samson has fallen on Hard Times

The Samson was a floating crane-ship which was under tow from Liverpool, UK to Valetta, Malta. On 11th December just off the Welsh coast, the towline snapped in a force 7 south easterly gale. The crane ship floated for many miles and eventually ended up on the rocks at Ardmore near Rams Head on 12th December around 8am. On 7th Jan 2011 I uploaded my first shot of the Samson, click here to read it, but on a walk this […]

07 Jan 2011

The Samson, Ardmore – Photo of the Week

On the Cliff Walk, which starts near the Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co. Waterford and continues along the cliffs for about 40 minutes, I found an amazing sight. It was, The Samson. The Samson was a floating crane-ship which was under tow from Liverpool to Valetta, Malta and on 11th December just off the Welsh coast, the towline snapped in a force 6 to 7 south easterly gale. The crane ship ended up on the rocks at Ardmore near Rams […]