German warship wreck off Kent coast given heritage protection

Memorial to 284 men in Folkestone cemetery also to be listed at Grade II

The wreck of a German battleship that sank in the Channel in 1878 after being accidentally rammed has been given heritage protection.

Historic England said a memorial in a Folkestone cemetery to the 284 men who lost their lives on the SMS Grosser Kurfürst would also be listed at Grade II.

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Memorial to 284 men in Folkestone cemetery also to be listed at Grade IIThe wreck of a German battleship that sank in the Channel in 1878 after being accidentally rammed has been given heritage protection.Historic England said a memorial in a Folkestone cemetery to the 284 men who lost their lives on the SMS Grosser Kurfürst would also be listed at Grade II. Continue reading…

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