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The Radio Forts of the Thames Estuary

Sailed from the All Tide Landing Queenborough, Sheerness, Isle-of-Sheppey on 8th May 2022

A copy free feature of a 'Grand Forts Tours' on the 'X-Pilot' from her home port with introductory photographs taken from Tankerton-on-Sea on 5th March 2022

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Leysdown on the Isle-of-Sheppey

* Middle Sand Beacon (10) Red Sands Fort, the Oaze Deep, Warp Channels with London Array Windfarm and lattice Masts and trees on Foulness Island

* Decommissioned by Trinity House

Shivering Sands North Buoy, Shivering Sands Fort, Knob Buoy & Shivering Sands Towers South Cardinal Buoy

Herne Bay Victorian Pier Head

* Deadman's Island, Grain Gas Terminal and Electrical Sub Station

* More than 200 bodies of men and boys were buried here from the prison hulks moored on the Rivers Medway and Thames

American LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Tanker BW 'Lilac'

Built in 2018 Malta Registered IMO: 9758076, MMSI 248587000

Wreck of 'SS Richard Montgomery' beyond Sheerness (Wreck 1)


Audio

The SS Richard Montgomery

Wreck 2

The wreck on the edge of the shipping channel at the Nore Sands is marked by exclusion buoys

Wreck 3

The 'Doomsday Wreck' is to have her mast heights reduced to prevent collapse on the delicate munition cargo

The wreck fore to aft' (Wreck 4)

Wreck 5

Wreck 6

Wreck 7

Wreck 8

Wreck 9

Wreck 10, 11, 12

Wreck 13

Wreck 14

Wreck 15, 16, 17

Wreck 18

Wreck 19

Wreck 20

Wreck 21

Wreck 22

Wreck 23

See our SS Richard Montgomery History page


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Bob's 60's Splash presented 'live' from the Thames Estuary in Week 21 23rd May 2022

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Knock John Naval Fort though X-Pilot Port Bow hand rails

Knock John from X-Pilot Port Bow

Knock John from X-Pilot Port Bow

Knock John overview

Knock John North to South

Knock John East to West

Knock John East to West

South Leg detail

Knock John South to North

Shivering Sands from North East

Shivering Sands from the South

Shivering Sands Searchlight Tower Landing Stage

Shivering Sands Tower

In a dilapidated state and no longer used by PLA

Shivering Sands from North East

Shivering Sands Gun Tower #1, #4 and Searchlight Tower

Shivering Sands

Gun Tower #1, Control, Searchlight, North Cardinal Buoy Gun Towers #3 and #4

Shivering Sands from the South

Shivering Sands South Cardinal Buoy

Leaving Shivering Sands with Thanet Windfarm off Margate

Shivering Sands

Red Sands Army Forts

Red Sands Gun Tower #3

Red Sands Gun Tower #1 and #3

Red Sands Gun Tower #1 detail

Shivering Sands shot from between Red Sands Gun Towers #4 and #1

Red Sands overview from the West

Red Sands Gun Tower #1 and Bofors Tower

Red Sands Gun Tower #2

Red Sands Gun Tower #2

Red Sands Gun Tower #2

Red Sands Gun Tower #2

Red Sands Gun Tower #2

Leaving Red Sands Forts

Harbour Master Vessel

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Tanker BW 'Lilac' Leaving Grain Terminal

Requested X-Pilot to reduce speed to leave a safe distance

Harbour Master Vessel and Grain Terminal Safety Boat

Fishing boat makes into Medway as Tugs attend BW 'Lilac'

Harbour Master Vessel and Grain Terminal Safety Boat and Grain Tower

BW 'Lilac' underway

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