A day out at Hunstanton Beach

It was breathtaking to see the sheer size of the cliffs, their colour formation and fallen rocks below. Also the strange grouping of rocks on the shore line, some covered with live seaweed.

The remains of the 283 ton Fishing Vessel Sheraton can be found beneath the cliffs on the foreshore. The vessel twice served in the Royal Navy – in WW1 and WW2 – but, oddly, belonged to the RAF at the time of her sinking.

Built in Grimsby in 1907 as a fishing vessel, the Sheraton was a Royal Navy boom defence vessel from 1916 to 1919. From 1940 to 1944 she was an auxiliary patrol vessel and mine sweeper and was armed with a six-pounder gun. In May 1946 she was sold to the RAF as a target vessel but was wrecked when she broke free from her moorings during a storm in April 1947. Her wreck was later partially salvaged.

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