CornwallLive: "German First World War Shipwreck Appears At Cornwall Beach After Storms"

soleil

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"A First World War German shipwreck has been uncovered by recent storms at a Cornish beach more than a century after it became stranded on a reef while being towed by the Royal Navy.

It is believed that the SV (Sailing Vessel) Carl, which was built in Maryport, Cumbria in 1893, and registered in Hamburg, was impounded at the start of the First World War in 1914, as it was a German ship in Cardiff docks. There has even been speculation that that the ship was suspected of being an enemy minelayer.

Three years later, during a fierce storm on October 7th 1917, the Carl broke free whilst being towed to London to be broken up for scrap, and grounded on a reef at Booby’s Bay near Padstow.

102 years later, the metal ribs of the 60ft steel-hulled SV Carl began emerging from the sand just before Christmas.

However, just as soon as the wreck became exposed, it is once again disappearing from view as the sand returns to the beach at Booby’s Bay, covering its secret shipwreck.

The shipwreck of SV Carl is often exposed in winter, as the sand covering it is washed away by storms and then promptly filled back in again."

 

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"A First World War German shipwreck has been uncovered by recent storms at a Cornish beach more than a century after it became stranded on a reef while being towed by the Royal Navy.

It is believed that the SV (Sailing Vessel) Carl, which was built in Maryport, Cumbria in 1893, and registered in Hamburg, was impounded at the start of the First World War in 1914, as it was a German ship in Cardiff docks. There has even been speculation that that the ship was suspected of being an enemy minelayer.

Three years later, during a fierce storm on October 7th 1917, the Carl broke free whilst being towed to London to be broken up for scrap, and grounded on a reef at Booby’s Bay near Padstow.

102 years later, the metal ribs of the 60ft steel-hulled SV Carl began emerging from the sand just before Christmas.

However, just as soon as the wreck became exposed, it is once again disappearing from view as the sand returns to the beach at Booby’s Bay, covering its secret shipwreck.

The shipwreck of SV Carl is often exposed in winter, as the sand covering it is washed away by storms and then promptly filled back in again."

I am sure the Cornish would have anything of value years ago :)
 

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