NO DIVING REQUIRED

All along the Norfolk coastline can be found evidence of the seas force and will, none more so than what now remains of two once sea going vessels, the SS. Vina on Brancaster beach and the remains of the trawler Sheraton which lay beneath the cliffs at Hunstanton.

SS VINA ROTTING AWAY ON BRANCASTER BEACH

THE SS.VINA

Used as a RAF rocket target ship, broke its moorings and grounded in a northerly gale. Date of loss, 20/08/1944.

 

 

 

TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE OF THE SS VINA
THE SHERATON SHORTLY AFTER GOING ASHORE

THE TRAWLER SHERATON

Built in 1907 by Cook Welson & Gemmel, owned by the Standard Steam fishing Company Ltd. One boiler, triple expansion engine. Used by the RAF for target practice, broke her moorings during a gale and went ashore. Date of loss, 23/04/1947.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

LINK TO NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY (NAS) SURVEY OF THE SHERATON http://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/content/steam-trawler-sheraton-hunstanton-beach-norfolk

AS THE SHERATON IS TODAY

Paul Hennessey

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