Sheerness

Junction of River Medway with River Thames estuary
Sheerness ME12 1QF, United Kingdom

Address is taken from a point 5301 yards away.
 
Sheerness is a major waterways place at the junction of the River Thames (tidal section below the flood barrier) with the River Medway (Tidal section).
 
Canvey Island is on the River Thames (tidal section below the flood barrier), 8 miles to the west. Brompton and Gillingham is on the River Medway (Tidal section), 8 miles and 4 furlongs to the west.
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Canvey Island is Isle of Grain; 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Brompton and Gillingham is Mouth of Swale and Queensborough Pier; 2 miles and 5¼ furlongs away.

Mooring here is unrated

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Mainline railway stations (3 miles and 4½ furlongs away); Aliance and Leicester cashpoints (ATM machines) (4 miles and 3 furlongs away)

 
Wreck of SS Richard Montgomery
Copyright: PeterScott
Taken: 30 September 2018

The sign, ignored by the cormorants says
"DANGER
UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION
DO NOT APPROACH
OR BOARD THIS WRECK
By Order
"

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Buoyed wreck with unexploded wartime ammunition

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Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England. With a population of 12,000 it is the largest town on the island.

Sheerness began as a fort built in the 16th century to protect the River Medway from naval invasion. In 1665 plans were first laid by the Navy Board for Sheerness Dockyard, a facility where warships might be provisioned and repaired. The site was favoured by Samuel Pepys, then Clerk of the Acts of the navy, for shipbuilding over Chatham inland. After the raid on the Medway in 1667, the older fortification was strengthened; in 1669 a Royal Navy dockyard was established in the town, where warships were stocked and repaired until its closure in 1960.

Beginning with the construction of a pier and a promenade in the 19th century, Sheerness acquired the added attractions of a seaside resort. Industry retains its important place in the town and the Port of Sheerness is one of the United Kingdom's leading car and fresh produce importers. The town is the site of one of the UK's first co-operative societies and also of the world's first multi-storey buildings with a rigid metal frame.

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