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Shipwreck of HMS Crested Eagle

The Crested Eagle was a Thames Paddle streamer converted to a mine laying vessel, she was bombed by German aircraft while she had 600 men on board. She came in burning on the 29th of May 1940 and ran ashore with more than half the men burned of drowned.
The wreck is now still visible at low spring tide, at the beach of Zuydcoote.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Jhonny Bastiaensen

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