Famous Sunken Trawler Ship The Sheraton at Hunstanton in Norfolk

Built in 1907 by Cook, Welton and Gemmell of Beverley, the Steam Trawler Sheraton was initially used as a fishing vessel but was later used for boom defence work during the First World War and as a patrol vessel in the Second World War when it was fitted with a six-pounder gun. Following this, The Sheraton was moored off Brest Sand and used for target practice. However, a gale on April 23, 1947, caused the Steam Trawler to break free and drift onto Hunstanton beach. Much of the boat was salvaged, but today the bottom of the hull still remains on the beach and can be seen at low tide. The wreck can be found at St Edmund’s Point in Old Hunstanton.

Where can I find specifically the wreck of the Sheraton in Hunstanton?

You need to head out to the east tip of the bay called St Edmund’s Point on the Norfolk Coast where you will find the town of Hunstanton, from here you simply head to the lovely beach with the beautiful pink-streaked cliffs and you can't miss the skeleton of the ship lying in wait.
  • Free to visit
  • Dog Friendly
  • Great family walk location

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