Record Details

NHER Number:18764
Type of record:Maritime
Name:World War Two wreck


A wreck is marked on an Admiralty chart of 1957. It is the front part of the tanker Pontfield which was mined in 1941 and broken in two. The stern part was towed into Great Yarmouth.

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Full description

Marked on Admiralty chart 1957 as at 53 degrees 01' north, 1 degree 14' east.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 January 1983.

Tanker Pontfield, forepart only.
Mined 15 September 1941, back broken, stern towed in to Yarmouth. In September 1941 bows were lying upright in 11 fathoms with one mast showing. 1948; wreck dispersed.
See details in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 January 1984.

Monument Types

  • WRECK (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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