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Narrative Of The Loss Of The Earl Of Abergavenny, East Indiaman, Captain John Wordsworth, Which Drove On The Shambles, Off The Bill Of Portland, And Sunk In Twelve Fathoms Water, February 5, 1805, Archibald Duncan Jan 1805

Narrative Of The Loss Of The Earl Of Abergavenny, East Indiaman, Captain John Wordsworth, Which Drove On The Shambles, Off The Bill Of Portland, And Sunk In Twelve Fathoms Water, February 5, 1805, Archibald Duncan

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The Earl of Abergevnny was an East Indiaman which was wrecked in 1805 off the Isle of Portland, England in Weymouth Bay. The sinking was a sensational event due to the high number of lives lost, the amount of high-value of cargo that sank and the controversial testimony of survivors. Captain John Wordsworth, brother of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, perished in the wreck.

This excerpt is from the Mariner's Chronicle, Being a Collection of the Most Interesting Narratives of Shipwrecks, Fires, Famines, and Other Calamaties Incident to a Life of Maritime Enterprise by Archibald Duncan, 124-132. London: James ...