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Cornish patina - The RMS Mulheim

On 22 March 2003, the RHS Mulheim was on a sailing from Cork, Ireland to Germany with a cargo of scrap car plastic. The ship ran aground at in Gamper Bay, between Lands End Sennen Cove. It was discovered that the chief officer,who had been on watch at the time caught his trousers in the lever of his chair when trying to get up, causing him to fall and rendering him unconscious. By the time he regained consciousness,the ship was already bearing down on the shoreline and the rest is history. She ran aground and broke up on the rocks.
Cheers for the tip off Ben....

Today she's a wreck of her former self. What remains is part of the hull and a collection of colourful twisted steel with amazing patina.

Today she's a wreck of her former self. What remains is part of the hull and a collection of colourful twisted steel with amazing patina.

When you start looking around the wreck, there's something quite ghostly about it. Even though there's nothing there, you can sort of connect with the feels of the crew of impending doom as she bore down on the rocks

When you start looking around the wreck, there's something quite ghostly about it. Even though there's nothing there, you can sort of connect with the feels of the crew of impending doom as she bore down on the rocks

Cornish wreck
RMS Mulheim's bridge
A cornish wreck
wrecked on the Cornish coast
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