RMS Rhone

British Virgin island,Caribbean

The steamer Rhone was laid down at Millwall Iron Works i London and launched in 1865. She was put in service as a mail ship for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company between England and Caribbean. 29.October 1867 she laid at anchor in Great Harbor outside Peter Island when a hurricane swept over the area. She tried to sail out of the storm but was thrown in towards shore at Salt Island and broke in two parts. Over 100 people perished in the accident. The remains of Rhone rest today on a depth of 12 to 25 meter in Le Bay on the west side of Salt Island.

Former names:

310,0 x 40,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2738 grt
( UK ) 1865
Southampton ( UK )

18° 22' 7.32" N 64° 32' 8.16" W
( Source: Shipwreck World )

Picture: Srawing of RMS Rhone
Courtesy of Sabarock