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The master of the Ocean Bridge was Captain Henry (Harry) Wilson Pyle. After evacuating his crew he stayed on board with a volunteer helmsman. Captain Pyle went to investigate the fire and was killed in a second explosion. Amazingly he was the only fatality on board, however one of the salvage crew subsequently died when their dinghy overturned.

We recently visited Captain Pyle's grave at Huelva in Spain. He was my father-in-law.

Any further information, anecdotes, photos etc. would be greatly appreciated.

John Stubbs
 
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