HMS Ontario



DescriptionShe sank in a storm on 31 October 1780 while en route from Fort Niagara to Oswego. About 130 men died with the ship, comprising 60 British soldiers of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot, a crew of about 40 Canadians and possibly up to 30 American prisoners of war. News of the ship's sinking was kept quiet for a number of years to hide the military loss.
Year1780
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost151
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Ontario_(1780)