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remains of the K lighter - now

remains of the K lighter - now

During the final phase of the evacuation, at 02:20 hours on 9 January 1916, "a serious accident occurred" when a lighter ran aground at Gully Beach, and could not be re-floated.  This lighter was one of two provided by HMS Talbot to take the last few men off Gully Beach, but it was driven aground by the heavy Aegean seas that were sweeping over Gully Pier.  The first lighter set off successfully with about 500 men, but the second became firmly beached.  The remaining troops, about 160 men, including Major-General Sir Stanley Maude, had to disembark and march down to W beach.

"Gully Ravine-Gallipoli", (Barnsley 2003), Steven Chambers, p. 147

“Gully Beach”, picture reproduced from “Gallipoli, the fading vision”, (London 1936), John North, p 320.


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"The mouth of Gully Ravine showing Turkish wire fencing, an old British pier and lighter which went ashore on the night of the evacuation. 1919", reproduced from a period picture (Austin Fennessy - private collection)

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