HMS Orpheus



DescriptionOn 7 February 1863 Orpheus sank off the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand after grounding on a sand bar. Of the 259 aboard 189 were lost making it the highest maritime loss of life in New Zealand waters.
Year1863
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost189
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Orpheus_(1860)