HMS Sceptre

DescriptionA third-rate ship of the line caught at anchor in a storm on 5 November 1799 with seven other ships in Table Bay near the Cape of Good Hope. About 1900 hrs she was driven ashore on a reef at Woodstock Beach. She was battered to pieces and about 349 sailors and marines were lost. One officer, two midshipmen, 47 sailors and one marine were saved but nine of these died on the beach.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost358
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarPre-World War One
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