the A to Z of Isle of Wight history

Home   |   About   |   Guide   |   Contact

Eurydice (HMS), shipwreck -1878



HMS Eurydice was a naval training ship which had been on a tour of the West Indies when, on her way back to Spithead, she entered Sandown Bay on 24 March 1878.

A sudden snow squall overtook the Eurydice when she was off Dunnose Point, she capsized and sunk immediately.

Many of the crew would have been caught below deck, others who survived the initial sinking died of exposure in the freezing waters. At the time she sank, HMS Eurydice had over 300 people on-board, only 2 survived.

Memorial to HMS Eurydice Officers and Men, Shanklin Cemetery
Memorial to HMS Eurydice Officers and Men, Shanklin Cemetery

Memorials for those lost are at Shanklin Cemetery and Sandown Christ Church.



See also: Shipwrecks

(By Admin)

Browse  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

or view topics by location.

If an item does not appear on the list above try using the search box - information may be included on another page.


contact us | privacy policy etc | terms | site map