HMS Birkenhead



DescriptionThe troopship struck a rock near Cape Town on 26 February 1852 while ferrying troops to the 8th Xhosa War. The ship sank with the loss of 450 men.
Year1852
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost450
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarPre-World War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Birkenhead_(1845)