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Storms uncover World War 1 wreck off Cornish coast

By CG_Oscar  |  Posted: February 24, 2014

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The SV Carl went down in 1917

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The severe storms off the North Cornwall coast have revealed the wreck of a German ship which went down during World War 1.

The remains of the SV Carl surfaced at Booby’s Bay near Trevose Head after tons of sand were washed off the beach by the storms.

The pictures were taken by documentary film maker Crispin Sadler of Mallinson Sadler Productions, and an authority of shipwrecks.

Mr Sadler said:“ I reckon about a metre of sand has been stripped off this beach and although I have seen some of this wreckage in the past, I have never seen so much revealed as this time.

“Its from a ship called the SV Carl wrecked on October 7th 1917. It was a German sailing ship that was being towed to London and broke its tow. The majority of the ship was salvaged and this is all that is left which is remarkably good condition from being under the sand all these years.’’

Mr Sadler said the sand was already beginning to cover up its secret again.

“ The sand is starting to return and even in the matter of 24 hours, parts of this wreckage is being covered up.’’

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