EAW037835 ENGLAND (1951). The docks and Blue Town, Sheerness, 1951. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [EAW037835] The docks and Blue Town, Sheerness, 1951. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference EAW037835
Date 17-July-1951
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Place name SHEERNESS
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 590984, 175107
Longitude / Latitude 0.74845026134453, 51.442216047056
National Grid Reference TQ910751

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This is copied from http://www.hmswildfire.org.uk/64-89/shortrn.htm The historic "Cornwallis Jetty". Fifth "Wildfire" (ex-Cornwallis). An English Third Rate of 74 guns and 1809 Tons B.N. 177 x 48 ft. "Cornwallis" was launched in Bombay Dockyard on 12th May 1813, undocking on 8th February 1855 as a screw ship of 60 Guns. The Hulk of "Cornwallis" saw service as a jetty at Sheerness from 1865. Renamed "Wildfire" Base Ship in 1916 on suceeding as General Depot Sheerness. She was paid off in 1922 on the closing of the depot, and the jetty was broken up in 1957; an act of great vandalism. http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1932.0

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