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Latitude 50° 19.60 N
Longitude 004° 14.71 W
Depth 24m
Accuracy 50m
Object Type Pickaxe head
Material

Steel

Description Corroded pickaxe head with some handle remaining
Markings None
Length 409mm
Width 80mm
Height 89mm
Weight 1.2 kg
Condition Good
Completeness 95%
Number of items 1
Location Description James Eagan Layne, Whitsand Bay

Liberty 70 Pickaxe Head (14A109)

The steel pickaxe head was part of the 4500 tons of engineers' stores being carried by the Liberty ship James Eagan Layne when she was torpedoed and beached in Whitsand Bay.

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James Eagan Layne

References

Liberty 70 Project

Wreck James Eagan Layne