HMS Anson

DescriptionThe third-rate was wrecked off Loe Bar, Cornwall, on 29 December 1807. The previous day she had been driven onto a lee shore by a gale while attempting to return to Falmouth. She had anchored, but the first anchor rope snapped at 4 am. The ships smaller anchor rope broke at 7 am and now with no anchor the Captain attempted to breach the ship but she hit the rocks broadside. The mainmast broke and fell onto the beach and some men managed to get ashore. Estimates of the number of people lost vary from 60 to 190.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost125
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
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