Inside the wrecked barque Seine (1899) looking forwards

A view of the iron sailing barque Seine (1899) wrecked on the beach at Perranporth, north Cornwall, taken from the plating inside the ship looking forwards to the shattered forecastle. The ship is lying over on its port side with her starboard side plating and frames open and exposed. Water is washing into the lower frames and plating, which look slightly ethereal due to the exposure time of the image. People are standing on the wreckage and on the beach.

The Seine was on its way from Iquique to Falmouth with a cargo of saltpetre when it was driven ashore in heavy weather on 28 December 1900. Part of the crew was rescued by rockets and breaches buoys while the others had to drop over the side of the ship and be rescued by locals in the surf. The wreck was sold.

Object Details

ID: G14043
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Gibson & Sons of Scilly
Vessels: Seine (1899)
Date made: After 28 December 1900 - January 1901
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gibson's of Scilly Shipwreck Collection
Measurements: Overall: 254 mm x 304 mm

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