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On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm, she parted a cable and dragging the remaining anchor, went ashore, damaging Blackpool North Pier. After vain attempts to refloat her, she was sold for ₤200. She finally broke up in the December. Craftsmen used flotsam from the wreck to make furniture. (Source Wikipedia)

HMS Foudroyant was an of the Royal Navy built at Plymouth Dockyard In 1897 she was towed to Blackpool and during a violent storm, she parted a cable and dragging the remaining anchor, went ashore on Blackpool Sands, damaging North Pier in the process.