The Boulogne trawler ran
aground in fog Waxham Sunday 13 February 1955.
Huge crowds turned out, and indeed, to scavenge
some of its cargo. Fortunately the date
of the grounding was about 5 days after spring tides so this offered the
opportunity to refloat on the subsequent higher tides later in the month
storms didn’t entirely help and the boat fell on its side in two stages. It was generally assumed that it was now
wrecked. However, a Dutch salvage
company thought otherwise and the boat was refloated in April and subsequently
towed into Yarmouth. It was repaired at Fellows Dockyard in Yarmouth.