RAPID

DCC: 17/11/1825 “Early last Thursday morning and the whole of the day it blew a violent gale of wind E.N.E. accompanied with sleet and rain. RAPID, brig, Fowler, Master of Weymouth and outward bound, sailed the preceding evening. Six sail were driven ashore near the Castle at Portland. The ROSE, revenue cruiser, Captain Johnson, and a large French ship bound to Havre de Grace, rode out the gale without damage. The RAPID returned to Weymouth to repair damage.” Additional note “Nov. 1825. About 25 vessels sheltered in Portland~Roads. By morning several had been driven onto shore, one under Sandsfoot Castle and others on the north shore. The gale, from the S.S.W. had veered to the S.S.E. and then back to S.S.W. Ref. Portland Historic Sources: NIL.


Day of Loss: 10

Month of Loss: 11

Year of Loss: 1825


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