Penmaenpool Boat Disaster – 22 July 1966

ITV Cymru / Wales - Posted 22-07-2016

Today marks 50 years since the boat disaster in the small village of Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau. The ‘Prince of Wales’ ferry was transporting forty-two passengers from Barmouth to Penmaenpool itself. As it arrived in the village, the boat collided with the toll bridge and sank. Fifteen people drowned.

Mae heddiw yn nodi 50 mlynedd ers trychineb cwch ym mhentref bach Penmaenpool, ger Dolgellau. Roedd y fferi ‘Prince of Wales’ yn cludo pedwar deg dau o deithwyr o’r Bermo i Benmaenpool ei hun. Wrth iddo gyrraedd y pentref, tarodd y fferi mewn i’r bont a suddodd yn syth. Boddwyd pymtheg o bobl.

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