DISTANT SHIPWRECK AT NORTHCOTT MOUTH CORNWALL

Walking south during a very low tide along Sandymouth beach North Cornwall towards Northcott Mouth, north of Bude, Cornwall, England, UK. Just appearing is the wreck of the 1,925 ton Portuguese steamship "Belem" (formerly the German SS Rhodos) stranded in thick fog at Northcott Mouth, Bude, on 20th November 1917 while on passage Gibraltar to Barry in ballast. the crew of 33 including two Royal Navy gunners (she was armed with a light gun aft), were brought ashore by rocket apparatus. She soon broke her back and was deemed a total loss, being later broken up for scrap. The remains are not always visible except when heavy seas wash away the covering sand. In the 1980's(?) a team of local enthusiasts recovered her propeller shaft which was donated to Bude Museum. Also understand that another part of the shaft was used to perch the barrel on Barrel Rock at the end of Bude Sea Breakwater. Fascinating to walk around. I have many more photos to upload from different visits where different parts were exposed.

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Folder: CORNWALL (KERNOW)

Uploaded: Aug 22, 2016

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Tags: Northcott, Northcott Mouth, beach, bude, sandymouth, Cornwall, north cornwall, shipwreck, Belem, 1917, Rhodos, SS Rhodos, SS Belem, sunny, low tide, blue sky, Richard Brookes, RTWBart

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rtwbart1

rtwbart1

posted 12 months ago

Many thanks Thomas, much appreciated. Pleased you like it!

thomaschedang

thomaschedang

posted 12 months ago

Wonderful shot

rtwbart1

rtwbart1

posted 12 months ago

Thank you shi, nicanormosquera and andrijana! :)

andrijana1980

andrijana1980

posted 12 months ago

likeee

nicanormosquera

nicanormosquera

posted 12 months ago

Wonderful view!

shi

shi

posted 12 months ago

Amazing..

rtwbart1

rtwbart1

posted 12 months ago

Thank you Magdalena!

magdalenam

magdalenam

posted 12 months ago

Prelepo

rtwbart1

rtwbart1

posted 12 months ago

Thank you Elenka!

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lacho59

posted 12 months ago

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