Winter icing

By Derek Longly

Amongst the items left to me by my grandfather Bert Longly many years ago was a copy of a newspaper cutting showing the 1903 SS Brighton at Dieppe thickly covered with ice in what must have been an exceptionally cold winter..  

I don't know which year the photo was taken but as my grandfather worked aboard the Brighton at one time I imagine he must have been aboard at the time of this event.  Presumably the ship had suffered a rough crossing and with the cold temperature the spray thrown up had frozen on rigging, spars and the forward superstructure.

It would be interesting to know whether anyone can put a date to when this occurred, or provide any further information.



Photo: Illustrative image for the 'SS BRIGHTON OF 1903' page
This page was added by Derek Longly on 27/04/2014.

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