Should you ever find yourself in Newport, drop by the St Julian’s Arms on Caerleon Rd. and lift a pint to the memory of a fine White Star Liner. Then take a good look around. The establishment is decorated with oak wall paneling rescued from Doric.
Formigny, incidentally, survived the collision. In June 1944, she was scuttled at Normandy, three days after D-Day, to serve as a breakwater.
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