SS Richard Montgomery shipwreck from the air
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aerial photograph of the SS Richard Montgomery shipwreck off the Kent Coast England UK. The SS Richard Montgomery was a Liberty ship launched in 1943 and wrecked off the Kent coast in 1944 when she ran aground on a sandbank. At the time she was heavily laden with munitions. While some munitions could be removed shortly after the wrecking, much was left on board and today poses a potential explosive hazard. There is now an exclusion zone around the SS Richard Montgomery shipwreck which is marked by buoys.
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