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On Saturday May 26th 1917 a terrific explosion shook the town of Ramsgate when HMTB No 4 torpedo boat blew up in the harbour. The explosion caused a fire to break out on the ship which later sank. Luckily before the fire reached the magazine sailors and firemen managed to remove most of the ammunition to the fish market on the harbour crosswall. Many houses and shops along the seafront were damaged, but without the quick action of the men who moved the ammunition, at considerable risk to themselves, the damage to the town could have been much worse. Unfortunately a month later, a Zeppelin bombed the fish market Continue reading HMTB4