Updated Wed, 19-Sep-2012
Conway in the Mersey off Rock Ferry
HMS Conway training ship at her Plas Newydd anchorage off Anglesey in the Menai Strait.
The Conway was laid down in October 1826 at HM Dockyard, Plymouth as HMS Nile, a two deck
second rate sailing line-of-battle ship; 4,375 tons LOA 205 feet, depth 54 feet.
A 92 gun vessel with ten 8 inch guns and eighty two 30 pounders. Built entirely of wood, her
construction cost £86,197. Sister ships were the Rodney and London.
Tugs struggling to save the ship from going aground.
Britannia tubular railway bridge in the background
HMS Conway aground on 'The Platters' rocks in the Swellies
in the Menai Strait. The Menai Suspension Bridge is in the background.
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