Does anybody know the history of the old ships boiler on the tidal sandbank?

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martin 3 Rep.

Does anybody know the history of the old ships boiler on the tidal sandbank?

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    Eccles 201 Rep.

    Er, no.

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    SmarttramS 5 Rep.

    I think you will find that from 1945-1950 these boilers were used for target practice by the planes that were stationed at Thorny Island. As I was a Patient in the Treloar Hospital at Sandy Point while all these planes used to go over and shoot at them on a daily basis, as I was convalescing on the veranda on lovely sunny days like today.

    Hope this helps in some way.

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    pertyowl 3 Rep.

    I think they were Naval Aircraft practicing and remember Westland Wyverns ( torpedo carrying aircraft) shooting practice rockets at it.

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    pertyowl 3 Rep.

    I think they were Naval Aircraft practicing and remember Westland Wyverns ( torpedo carrying aircraft) shooting practice rockets at it.

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