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Coquet Mouth Commemoration

On Saturday 4th July 2020,  at the mouth of the harbour, following a short memorial service, a wreath was laid by Amble Mayor, Craig Weir, on behalf of the townspeople. This was to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the ‘Coquet Mouth’ disaster. The dredger, owned by Warkworth Harbour Commissioners, triggered a German magnetic mine 250 yards north east of Amble South Pier and began to sink on her side with the foc’sle only about 2-3 feet above the water line. The majority of the crew were saved but despite local men going to their rescue and even trying to cut into it, three Amble men lost their lives- Deckhands James Brown and Sydney Lockey and Mate Bob English.