First dived in 1996 it took eighteen years to confirm the wrecks identity and at this time (2020) plans are afoot for a book telling the incredible story of this queen of the seas. Grahame Knott database


Early on Saturday morning the North German Lloyd mail steamer Dresden, bound from Bremen to Baltimore, ran into and sank, off Portland Point, the coasting brigantine Annie Herris, and four of the crew of the latter vessel were drowned. The sailing ship was on a voyage from Swansea to West Hartlepool, and at the time … Read Article


Captain, J Jenkins. Cargo, raisons. 8 miles off Portland Bill. Southern Times 15/01/1876p6. Run down and sunk by the Norwegian brig NORDKAP, on a voyage from Santos to Rotterdam. The collision occurred at 2.30 pm, the NORDKAP saving the crew of the other vessel and landing them at Plymouth. ANNIE EDWIN was reported to have … Read Article


COLLISION IN THE CHANNEL. Seven men, part of the crew of the barque Adelaide and Bertie, bound from Honfleur to Swansea were landed at Brighton today by a Deal fishing smack. The barque was in collision off Portand On Saturday evening, with the Commonwealth, from Calcutta to Hamburg The barque sank, but the crew managed … Read Article


Hampshire Chronicle – Monday 12 May 1800 The British sloop Charming Molly was run down by another vessel in the English Channel off Poole, Dorset, England, on May 6, 1800


Sailing Vessel – LARN, VLI. Check the Southern Times: 20/11/1886. – Portland Bill.


Times: Tuesday, August 13, 1872, Issue 27454 – Wreck of a Yacht: We are informed that the vessel observed by our correspondent as being on the rocks at Weymouth is the Windward, the property of Mr. Otway, the member for Chatham. The owner was not on board at the time of the accident. The vessel … Read Article


Barque – Captain A. Young. Cargo, Sodium Nitrate. Sank following collision with the S. S. BERLIN . Crew picked up by HMS BLAKE. Check: DCC: 26/12/1896; Weymouth Library Pamphlet L.910.4. BE1. BOT: Wk. Rtn. 1895 Appx C Table 1 p143.


Brigantine – Captain W. J. Cambury. Cargo COAL. (LARN) – Sank following a collision with the German S.S. STUTTGART, 8 miles off Portland Bill. Refs. BOT: Wk. Rtn. 1895 Appx. C Table 1 p148: Lloyd’s Casualty Returns: 1895 p10(d) & Lloyd’s Register: 1891-2 No. 396(W).


Ketch – Captain Stokes. Cargo GRANITE. Rescue by Poole Lifeboat, MANLEY WOOD. One rescued (Farr: p133) – The vessel had parted from her cables in Studland Bay. Near Bournemouth Pier. Check ref. DCE: 21/03/1876 p2.