SD2504 : The wreck of the Pegu

taken 6 years ago, 4 km from Hightown, Sefton, Great Britain

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The wreck of the Pegu
The wreck of the Pegu
The coordinates are based on SD2504 : Taylor's Bank off Formby Point and SD2504 : Buoy C4 in Crosby Channel.
Originally I thought this was the wreck of The Ionic Star ( Blue Star Line ).
However after much deliberation and help from fellow Geographers, in particular Mike Pennington and Robin Webster, I fairly convinced this is the Pegu.
According to LinkExternal link
On 24th Dec.1939 (the Pegu) while inbound to the Mersey on voyage Glasgow - Liverpool - Rangoon with general cargo, and with buoy lights extinguished as a wartime measure, she grounded near Beta Buoy. Refloated on 26th, but struck the revetment and broke in two. Salvage was abandoned.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Air, Sky, Weather  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 256 046 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.9658N 3:7.4367W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 257 040
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Shipwreck  Ionic Star  Pegu 

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