On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm, she parted a cable and dragging the remaining anchor, went ashore, damaging Blackpool North Pier. After vain attempts to refloat her, she was sold for ₤200. She finally broke up in the December. Craftsmen used flotsam from the wreck to make furniture. (Source Wikipedia)

HMS Foudroyant was an of the Royal Navy built at Plymouth Dockyard In 1897 she was towed to Blackpool and during a violent storm, she parted a cable and dragging the remaining anchor, went ashore on Blackpool Sands, damaging North Pier in the process.

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TS (formerly HMS) “Foudroyant” wrecked on the beach at Blackpool in June 1897.

HMS) "Foudroyant" wrecked on the beach at Blackpool in June

Whitegate Lane, now Whitegate Drive.

Whitegate Lane, now Whitegate Drive.

Whitegate Drive Blackpool - Google Search

Whitegate Drive Blackpool - Google Search

Layton Hall, Layton Road, Blackpool.

Layton Hall, Layton Road, Blackpool.

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