The Goodwin Sands area was the scene of another strange occurrence. By way of background information, the SS Violet, a cross-channel paddle steamer, was lost during a vicious storm in the 1800's. In 1939, a similar vessel was seen. She appeared to be in trouble, and lifeboats were disptached to her aid. Would-be rescuers searched for an hour, but were unable to find any trace of the ship.