Wreck of the SS Falcon in Fan Bay, Dover

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The iron-screw steamer SS Falcon owned by the General Steam Navigation Company was wrecked off the Dover coast (Langdon Bay) in 1926. She was carrying a cargo of hemp and matches which unsurprisingly perhaps caught fire, and she grounded whilst ablaze. The remains are in surprisingly good condition after over 80 years, due to the thick steel hull. The shipwreck can be reached by descending a steep zig zag path down the Langdon cliffs.

References:
Calamity Corner, The Wrecks of the Eastern English Channel - Anthony Lane 2004 (Tempus Publishing)

 

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