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The remains of a boat on the foreshore at Antony Passage is thought to be a Royal Navy picket boat.

Type

R.N. Picket Boat?

History

Langley and Small in their book Lost Ships of the West Country included a note that the remains of a Royal Navy picket boat can be found on the foreshore at Antony Passage. The vessel is reported to have been bought by a local resident for private use but was then abandoned and left to fall apart. The remains of a wooden vessel can be found on the foreshore and was investigated by The SHIPS Project in 2017, but little now remains and further investigation is required to be able to identify the type of vessel.

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Description

The heavily eroded remains of a keel and some timber frames with iron fastenings can be seen on the foreshore, hidden by weed.

Location and Access

Antony Passage, to the east of the harbour.

From Forder, follow the road to Antony Passage. The remains of the vessel can be found on the foreshore 80m to the east of the harbour wall.

Nearby hulks include Lord John Roberts SHIPS Link, Trawler Boy Eric SHIPS Link, Millpond 1 SHIPS Link and Landing Craft SHIPS Link

Last updated 03 Jan 2021

Position OS: SX 41450 57320
Position GPS: 50.394330, -4.232000

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Information

Date Built:

Unknown

Type:

RN Picket boat?

Builder:

Unknown

Official Number:

Unknown

Length

Unknown

Beam

Unknown

Draft

Unknown

Construction

Timber, iron fastened

Propulsion

Unknown

Tonnage

Unknown

Portmarks

None

Outcome

Abandoned before 1990

Reference

Unknown


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