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Steam ship 'Deutschland' wrecked on the sandbank off the Thames Estuary known as the Kentish Knock during a storm on the night of 6th to 7th December 1875. Among those on board who were lost were five Franciscan nuns, refugees from Germany's anti-Catholic Falk Laws. The English Jesuit poet Gerard commemorated the event in his poem 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' (1876). Engraving from 'The Sea' by F Whymper (London, c1890).

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Steam ship 'Deutschland'  wrecked on the sandbank off the Thames Estuary known as the Kentish Knock during a storm on the night of 6th to 7th December 1875.  Among those on board who were lost were five Franciscan nuns, refugees from Germany's anti-Catholic Falk Laws. The English Jesuit poet Gerard commemorated the event in his poem 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' (1876). Engraving from 'The Sea' by F Whymper (London, c1890).