The Wolves

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The Wolves are three rocks just over a mile northwest of the island of Flat Holm in the Bristol Channel.[1] They measure approximately 25 metres by 20 metres and were responsible for the wrecking of at least two ships:

  • 1817 — the William & Mary struck the rocks and sank within minutes. 54 passengers were lost, 50 of whom were recovered and buried on Flat Holm.
  • 1917 — the Swansea Packet, sank with all 60 passengers and crew.

Coordinates: 51°23′01″N 3°08′39″W / 51.38361°N 3.14417°W / 51.38361; -3.14417

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