TQ9275 : Wording on the seafront steps at Sheerness

near to Sheerness, Kent, Great Britain

Wording on the seafront steps at Sheerness
Wording on the seafront steps at Sheerness
These words work their way up successive steps on the seafront at Sheerness. The wording on this step says 'Fourteen hundred tonnes of high explosive' and refers to the SS Richard Montgomery, wrecked two miles offshore here and still loaded with explosives. The top of its masts, surrounded by warning buoys, can be clearly seen from the seafront here. If it went up estimates say that damage in Sheerness and Southend would be enormous - see LinkExternal link
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 27 September, 2012
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People, Events  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9223 7503 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.4981N 0:45.8767E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9217 7504
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