EAW143996 ENGLAND (1964). Fiddlers Reach, M.V. Magdeburg disaster, 1964

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Pennawd [EAW143996] Fiddlers Reach, M.V. Magdeburg disaster, 1964
Cyfeirnod EAW143996
Dyddiad 8-November-1964
Dolen
Enw lle FIDDLERS REACH
Plwyf SWANSCOMBE AND GREENHITHE
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 560392, 177015
Hydred / Lledred 0.30948719051715, 51.468851210602
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol TQ604770

Pinnau

One of the 42 Leyland Olympic EL 44.5 buses due for Cuba. 450 of these British Leyland buses had already been sold to Cuba. The sale and export defied the United States' embargo set in 1963 to isolate Cuba economically and commercially at the height of the 'Cuban Missile Crisis'. In October 1964 this East German ship the "M.V. Magdeburg" was loaded with the Leyland buses bound for Cuba when it was involved in a collision with a Japanese vessel in the Thames, ruining the buses. Controversial conspiracy theories surrounded the accident. A total of 54 crew including three stewardesses and also two passengers all survived the collision...one man was thrown into the river, but was picked up safely, and just two other persons were injured.

Billy Turner
Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:22:29 PM
3 of the Leyland Olympic EL 44.5 buses originally destined for Cuba

Billy Turner
Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:09:31 PM
2 of the Leyland Olympic EL 44.5 buses due for Cuba

Billy Turner
Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 09:07:39 PM
http://www.tilburyandchadwellmemories.org.uk/page_id__149.aspx

SirTricky
Saturday 5th of December 2015 12:14:36 PM