RMS Rhone

British Virgin island,Caribbean

The steamer Rhone was laid down at Millwall Iron Works in 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 island. She tried to set sail and head out of the storm but was thrown towards shore at Salt Island where she soon broke in two parts. Over hundred people lost their lives in the accident, and the battered remains rest today on a depth of 12 to 25 meter in Le Bay on the west side of Salt Island.


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Rhone

310,0 x 40,0 f
     
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2738 grt
( UK ) 1865
Southampton ( UK )

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


Picture: RMS Rhone
Originally from skovheim.org