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.