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Subject: SS Richard Montgomery

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/07 at 1:15 pm

Inspired from my visit to Southend-on-Sea, Essex over the last weekend.

On wikipedia.

SS Richard Montgomery Webpage

http://www.bobleroi.co.uk/BoatTrips_1/monty684a.jpg

The SS Richard Montgomery was an American Liberty ship built during World War II, one of the 2,710 used to carry cargo during the war. Montgomery was wrecked off the Nore in the Thames Estuary in 1944 with around 1,500 tons of explosives on board, which continue to be a hazard to the area.




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