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Picture No:417
Courtesy of:Jim Hill
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German Coaster

A German Coaster sank in the mouth of the Harbour in January 1975. It was 3 weeks before it could be moved and boats could come and go again. The boat also went aground at Winchelsea Beach while being towed to Newhaven
Picture Added on 18 May 2016.


This is the M.V Thekla. She is now moored in Bristol Docks (since about 1984) and was a nightclub/bar and is now a theatre I believe.
Added by Mark Griffin on 27 June 2020.
I was there when she went aground they unloaded it there they had to extend the jib from another crane to reach it to unload her. it was intresting to see it.
Added by Robert berritt on 21 October 2021.

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