Legg: p33 to 34 & Dor. Mag; 1975 No. 48 p15. Interesting historical story, also in LARN. Kimmeridge Ledges.
Sailing Vessel – (LARN) – Portland. “wine laden was boarded and her cables cut, so that she drove ashore on the island where the wine was carried off by the transgressors.” The ref. is noted as (Warren: p52).
Part of the Spanish Armada of 1588, this Man of War (800 tons) was one of the most heavily armed of the ships which acted as the headquarters for the Paymaster. While off Dorset there was a large explosion on board, it was said to be sabotage by a German gunner who had been cuckolded … Read Article
Swanage. (LARN, VLI.) Ref. cited Dorset Records Office: Document 15e, 1425.
1306 wreck of English cargo vessel which stranded at Corfe Castle en route from Bordeaux to London, and which was broken up by local people to plunder her goods, despite the fact that there were several survivors, including two dogs. Constructed of wood, she was a sailing vessel. Near Corfe Castle. LARN, VLI. Ref. C.PR. … Read Article
(LARN) – Weymouth. Ref. C. PR. Edward III 1364-7 p63 membrane 48d.