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Refloated but grounded again at Marazion

Barge lost its tow line and ran aground in Sennon Cove. Later towed to Falmouth

The crew of trawler La Varenne ( France) of Cherbourg were attempting to abandon ship after she went into a small cove at Land's End. Eight men were picked up by the Sennen Cove lifeboat

Swedish Barge blown ashore after tow rope broke refloated towed to Falmouth

M.V. Romeo from Copenhagen aground in Hayle Estuary

Ex Admiralty Barge Pinnace on Battery Rocks

Crowd viewing the smoke rising from the bombing of the Torry Canyon Wreck

Juan Ferrer Spanish coaster aground Boscawen Point. Lamorna 1963.
Eleven men from a crew of 15 were lost

The Victoire-Roger Belgian fishing boat's of five crew of wreck at Tallis Zawn were rescued by the Sennen Lifeboat Susan Ashley.

Alacrity bound from Swansea to Belgium with coal ran aground in fog at Portheras Cove, near Pendeen Watch lighthouse. The wreck was later blown apart by explosives in an attempt to break the ship up for scrapping. However, some speculate that the…

Dieppe trawler Jeanne Gougy ( France) wrecked on Dr Syntax's Head, Land's End. The crew were trapped in an air pocket in the wheelhouse for six hours until low tide when they were rescued by the Life Saving Apparatus and Whirlwind Helicopter. Of the…

Crabber Pluie de Rose ( France) was wrecked at Trevedran Point, St Loy. The skipper swam ashore to raise the alarm at a farm. Two men were saved by breeches buoy and four men were picked up by the Penlee Lifeboat ( Royal National Lifeboat…

The 827-ton steamship stranded in dense fog on the rocks of Trevean Cove, while carrying cement between Cliffe and Bristol. The captain believed he was near the Brisons at Cape Cornwall. Wikipedia

The French trawler Vert Prarial had left Brixam at 6pm on the 13th March 1956. Nothing more was heard from her, other than a weak distress signal prefixed by the call sign "Dieppe 1517". At 5.45 am on the 14th the Coastguard received a telephone call…

Lowestoft Drifter crew about to be rescued by Penlee lifeboat 1930

David M was trying to negotiate the River hayle - later refloated

HMS Wave broke her moorings in a storm in the early morning hours of 30th September 1952. The crew were evacuated by breeches buoy.

steamship Liberty ( Liberia) hit the rocks under Pendeen Watch while on voyage from Newport to La Goulette. All the crew was saved and the wreck was salvaged. Wikipedia

King Harry Ferry was being transported back to the River Fal via sea after refit.
Driven ashore by fierce gales.

Spanish coaster wrecked at Black Head Rock later drifted to Lowland Point, near Coverack, The Lizard
According to Spanish newspaper report (6th November 1951 - Google translation) " The Spanish ship ran aground on the Cornish coast. The ship began…
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