Video of SS Falcon on fire

Last year we posted photos on the main UK Shore site of the 1926 wreck of the SS Falcon which is visible at low tide in Langdon Bay, Dover. It was with some interest then that I came across archive video footage of the event as it happened in 1926. Thanks to JohnVaughan for posting this on Youtube.

On a later trip to the site I created a 360 degree panorama of the wreck site which I would highly recommend site visitors having a look at (click on the image to the right).

Langdon Bay and the wreck are accessible to the public, but just a warning that the zig-zag cliff path is VERY steep and although there is a hand rail, make sure you wear proper walking shoes/boots and don’t go unless the weather has been dry. Access to the beach then requires a climb down a 20 foot ladder…

Also of interest in Langdon Bay are a set of World War II searchlight positions embedded in the cliff  (near the ladder down to the beach). Again, this was a subject of a 360 degree panorama, please have a look…

4 thoughts on “Video of SS Falcon on fire

  1. David Jay

    Great clip … especially as the Ramsgate Lifeboat featured (“Prudential”), a Dunkirk Little Ship and National Historic Fleet Vessel is now in our ownership. First time we’ve seen ‘live’ footage of her. Now renamed “Trimilia”.

  2. London

    Remarkable footage. Thanks for posting this. And your 360 degree panoramas are great. Excellent stuff.

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