Goodwin Sands


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Goodwin Sands,

stretch of shoals and sandbars, c.10 mi (20 km) long, lying off the east coast of Kent, SE England. It forms a breakwater E of The Downs, a roadstead. Shipwrecks were formerly frequent on the Sands. The shifting sands do not allow the construction of lighthouses, but there are several lightships and numerous buoys. Traditionally, the Sands were once a fertile isle called Lomea, the property of Godwin, earl of Wessex; Lomea was submerged by a great storm in the late 11th cent.
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In addition, he says the Goodwin Sands location could offer "excellent transport links," with a 40-minute high-speed rail connection to London via the existing (high-speed) HS1 line or vehicle access via existing major roads and newly-created tunnels.
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The plane's pilot, Willi Effmert, attempted to carry out a wheels-up landing on Goodwin Sands but, although he landed safely, the aircraft sank.
1899 - The first radio distress call was sent for assistance to a merchant ship aground on Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast.
But you especially want the pointless animated cantering horse and gig to be replaced by an animation of Pugin steering his wrecker, The Caroline, out to the Goodwin Sands to collect salvage.
In tonight's episode, the trio dive to explore the wreck of HMS Stirling Castle, a man o' war sunk on the Goodwin Sands on November 26, 1703, the night of the Great Storm immortalised by Daniel Defoe.
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The Dornier was recovered at a cost of PS600,000 from the waters of the Goodwin Sands, three miles off the coast of England, in June.
1899 The first radio distress call was sent, summoning assistance to a merchant ship aground on Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast.
The wreck - thought to be the Dutch East India Company vessel Rooswijk - was discovered by divers in the Kellet Gut area of the Goodwin Sands off the Kent coast in 2004.
A man o' war, the ship was sunk on the Goodwin Sands on November 26, 1703, the night of the Great Storm immortalised by Daniel Defoe.