London West Indiaman homeward bound from St Vincent’s – (LARN & Farr:p32) – ‘Lost near the Fleet House? Chesil Beach? Captain Thomas Scott & sixteen seamen, Mrs Marden, her two daughters, a lady, a doctor and a young man passenger all lost, only one survived. Cargo of Rum & Sugar. Refs. Lloyds List: No. 2975: … Read Article


Detail in Dive Dorset: 109 p96: GPS; 50 36.50N; 02 32.00W Also – 30 gun West Indiaman – An account of the Hope, by a Gentleman, published in 1749. Bodleian Library. (Also in LARN) – Chesil Cove. Crew of seventy four saved by the fallen mast. The mast however formed a bridge for the looters, … Read Article


The Colville – West Indiaman – 1824 On the night of the 22nd and 23rd of November 1824 the South West Coast of England was to experience one of its worst ever gales which not only caused havoc at sea. Seventeen died on the COLVILLE, homeward bound from West Indies to London. One of the … Read Article


West Indiaman – Cargo, Cotton & Rum. Lost a few yards from the beach, seventeen of twenty bodies recovered – Chesil Beach, off Fleet. Victim of the 1824 Gale. Sh. Merc: 29/11/1824. (Also LARN)


West Indiaman – Captain Naisher. Poole Harbour. VLI. Ref. cited Lloyds List: No. 3054, 05/02/1799.