Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 July 1941.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 10 July 1941.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

10/07/1941    16.55  Canewdon    Captain Dane, Resident Naval Officer of Burnham

on Crouch reported that at 16-55 hours the 10th, 1st, a mine exploded at the entrance to Lion Creek, Nr Lower Raypits Canewdon and blew up a motor boat, owned by P & N Petticrow Ltd of Eastern Boathouse, Burnham and contained two employees of that firm (names not known).  They had been to Bridge Marsh Island and when returning the boat struck a mine.  Search has been made of the foreshore of the River Crouch at Wallasea Island and Canewdon, but no trace of the two men or the boat has been found.