Tusker Rock

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This article is about Tusker Rock in Wales. For other uses, see Tuskar Rock.

Tusker Rock (Welsh: Ynys Twsgr), is a rock in the Bristol Channel, situated about 2 miles west of Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend, Wales. It takes its name from Tuska the Viking, a Dane whose fellow Vikings semi-colonised the Vale of Glamorgan.

It is fully visible only at low tide, and was formerly a notorious hazard for ships.

On April 23, 1947 the SS Samtampa was wrecked nearby on Sker Point, leading to the loss of 39 officers and hands, plus eight of those of the crew of the Mumbles lifeboat while attempting a rescue.

Today, the waters around Tusker Rock are a popular diving location.

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Coordinates: 51°27′14″N 3°40′10″W / 51.45398°N 3.66944°W / 51.45398; -3.66944