S S St Andrew

SS St Andrew
County Echo - Ionawr / January 1935
Llong ager oedd y St Andrew a adeiladwyd gan Cammell Laird ar gyfer cwmni’r Great Western. Roedd yn gwasanaethu ar y daith o Abergwaun i Rosslare ochr yn ochr â’r SS St David. Lansiwyd hi gyntaf ym 1931.

Roedd y St Andrew wedi’i leoli yn Abergwaun o 1932 ar ôl disodli’r St Andrew gwreiddiol a oedd wedi bod mewn gwasanaeth ers 1908. Cafodd y St Andrew cyntaf ei hailenwi’n ‘Fishguard’ er mwyn rhoi’r enw i’r llong newydd.

Heblaw am wasanaeth yn yr Ail Ryfel Byd pan gafodd ei rheoli gan y Swyddfa Ryfel, roedd y llong wedi ei lleoli yn Abergwaun o 1932 hyd 1967 pan gafodd ei sgrapio.

Yn ystod blynyddoedd y rhyfel, gwasanaethodd y St Andrew fel llong ysbyty a chymerodd ran yn ymgyrch Dunkirk cyn dychwelyd i Sir Benfro ar gyfer gwasanaeth traws-sianel yn 1946.

SS St Andrew was a steamship built by Cammell Laird for the Great Western Railway to serve on the Fishguard to Rosslare crossing alongside the St David – first launched in 1931.

The St Andrew was stationed at Fishguard from 1932 having replaced the original St Andrew which had been in service from 1908. The first St Andrew was renamed ‘Fishguard’ to enable the replacement ship to be given the name.

Except for service in the second World War when she was commandeered by the War Office, the ship was stationed  at Fishguard from 1932 until 1967 when she was scrapped.

During the war years, the St Andrew served as a hospital ship and took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk before returning for cross channel service in 1946.

 

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  • Photo shows her when operating as a troop ship between Harwich and Hook of Holland 1945/6, with additional liferafts fitted.

    By Rob Willatts (27/02/2023)

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