Shipwrecks on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight
A few of the triumphs and disasters from the 18th,
19th & 20th Centuries.

Probably the best known wreck is that of The Clarendon, at Blackgang in 1836.
Left St. Kitts (W. Indies) on 27th Aug 1836 with a cargo of sugar, molasses & rum, under the command of Captain Samuel Walker, carrying 11 passengers and 17 crew.
At 6am on the morning of 11th October, in a howling gale and huge seas, The Clarendon hit the beach broadside, rolling over on her side. She broke up in less than ten minutes.
Only 3 crew survived.
A family of 6 perished - Lt. Shore (14th Regiment), his wife & 4 daughters, aged between 9 mths and 18 yrs. (Full story via link below right)
The Needles
1858 Abbey Langdon
1884 Simla
1890 Irex

Freshwater Bay
1775 Martin
1833 Blessington

Brook Bay
1829 Carnbrae Castle
1862 Cedarine
1879 Mignonette
1883 Castle Crag
         Moland
         North Star
1916 Souvenir

Brighstone
1890 Caboceer
Atherfield Point
1863 Three Sisters
1867 Fortuna
1879 Newbiggen
1879 Alpheus Marshall
1880 Atlas
1884 Duke of Westminster
1888 Sirenia
1890 Dizzy Dunlop
1892 Eider
1897 Alcester
1900 Auguste
1904 Dolly
1905 St. Monan
1910 Diligent

Whale Chine
1881 Clairmont
1886 Cormorant
Blackgang
1836 Clarendon
1837 Jean Marie
1856 Cashmere
1876 Glenaray
1879 Schiehallion
1879 Stemman
1888 Konsek
1898 Mathilde
1919 Lois

Rocken End
1859 Lelia
1862 Lotus
1867 Johannes
1875 Dacca
1881 Essen
1882 Wheatfield
1917 Snar

St Catherines Pt.
1873 Valid
1883 Beaumonde


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