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Rameses II on a sandbank in the Severn off Lydney.

Ramases II

John added: "... Rameses II was an Egyptian ship bound for Sharpness with 7000 tons of grain. It ran aground on a sandbank in the River Severn opposite Lydney Docks,on 23 March 1951. The crew walked ashore,but the ship was there for ever. Over 6000 tons of grain were salvaged, but it took NINE years to cut up the Ship. The keel had sunk below the river bed and was abandoned. In 1964 I saw the keel, at very low tide".

Lydney Harbour can be seen directly behind the ship.

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