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Thames

Hob Uid: 1144565
Location :
Dorset
Weymouth And Portland, West Dorset
Grid Ref : SY6797607263
Summary : Remains of the 1891 wreck of an English cargo vessel stranded on the Tar Rocks, on the western side of Portland. She was an iron-hulled steamer, en route from Newlyn to London with a cargo of stone and tin ingots.
More information : Wreck site and archaeological remains:

Wreck in 50 33.15N; 02 27.15W. Today her position, just off the southern point of the Tar Rocks, is marked by her boiler and scattered steel plates. She lies at a depth of 10m. (7)

An oiler box, a brass cover, and a valve recovered. (Droit A/2264) (6)


Wreck event and documentary evidence:

Wrecked on Tor Rocks, Chesil Beach. (4)

Drove ashore in fog, wind conditions ENE force 3. (5)

Penzance is given as the port of departure in source (4), and also elsewhere as the port of registration.

Built: 1866 (5)
Builder: M Pearse and Co. (5)
Where Built: Stockton-on-Tees (5)
Construction: 3 x masts (5)
Machinery: Blair and Co., Stockton-on-Tees (5)
Propulsion: Screw driven, 2 cylinder compound engine (5)
HP: 80 (5)
Boilers: 2 (5)
Master: T Becherley (5)
Owner: T Bazeley, Penzance (5)

Date of Loss Qualifier: Actual date of loss

Additional source:
LR.1888-9 No.165(T)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : United Kingdom shipwreck index [pre publication typescript]
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Source Number : 2
Source : Parliamentary papers
Source details : 1892, Board of Trade Casualty Returns, Appendix C, Table 1
Page(s) : 132
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 71
Source Number : 3
Source : Wreck and rescue on the Dorset coast
Source details :
Page(s) : 44-5
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Source Number : 4
Source : Lloyds Casualty Return
Source details : JAN-MAR 1891
Page(s) : 7 (H)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 1 : Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset
Source details : Section 6, Dorset (AJ)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Receiver of Wreck Amnesty (23-Jan to 24-Apr-2001)
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Source Number : 7
Source : A Diver Guide, Dive Dorset
Source details : No. 127
Page(s) : 104
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1866
Monument Type : Cargo Vessel
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1891
Monument Start Date : 1891
Monument Type : Cargo Vessel
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
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External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2268b 16-03-73
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External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2454 06-05-77
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External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2610 16-03-73
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External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2615 04-01-74
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External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2656 28-05-82
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External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2675 18-08-78
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 3315b 25-05-73
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Droit Number
External Cross Reference Number : A/2264
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Admiralty Chart
External Cross Reference Number : 2255 16-03-73
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 67 SE 112
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