The Isle of Wight
Central Southern UK
A selection of disasters from the
18th, 19th & 20th Centuries.
Information taken
from the book
The Back of The Wight
by Fred Mew, with the
kind permission of
The Isle of Wight County Press.
General interest page
by
Island Graphic Art
The Needles
1858 Abbey Langdon
1884 Simla
1890 Irex
Freshwater Bay
1775 Martin
1833 Blessington
Brook Bay
1829 Carnbrae Castle
1862 Cedarine
1879 Mignonette
         Castle Craig
         Moland
         North Star
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
Blackgang
1836 Clarendon
1837 Jean Marie
1856 Cashmere
1871 Vallid
1876 Glengary
1879 Schiehallion
1879 Stemman
1888 Konsek
1898 Mathilde
1919 Lois
Whale Chine
1862 Lotus
1881 Claremont
1886 Cormorant
Rocken End
1859 Lelia
1867 Johannes
1872 Dacca
1881 Essen
1882 Wheatfield
1917 Snar
St Catherines Pt.
1883 Beaumonde
Probably the best known wreck is that of
The Clarendon, at Blackgang in 1836.
Left St. Kitts (W. Indies) on 27th Aug 1836.
Cargo: sugar, molasses & rum.
Captain Samuel Walker, 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.