On This Day in Trinity House History – 9 January


Trinity House Vessel Damaged During the Second World War

THV Reculver is heavily damaged in the Yarmouth area, with the crew of a recently relieved lightvessel on deck. 55 men are wounded, and Second Officer George Purvis is killed. She was repaired and sent out, but was attacked again by aircraft on 12 July in the Harwich area.

THV Reculver damage (1940)

THV Reculver damage (1940)


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