The general cargo steamer Wimborne (1898) semi-submerged off Tol-Pedn-Penwith, near Land's End.

A middle distant starboard bow view of the steel screw general cargo steamer Wimborne (1898) wrecked below the rocks off Tol-Padn-Penwith, two-and-a-half miles to the southeast of Land's End. The ship is semi-submerged from the bridge to the stern in rough seas. The right side of the image is dominated by the perpendicular craggy cliff face of Carn Guthenbras. The photographer was standing on the cliff top looking down and across to the sea. The Longships Lighthouse, slightly obscured by spray, is about 3 miles in the distance to the northwest of the wreck.

This is a copy negative from an original print. Masking fluid has been added to the glass to enhance the clouds and wave tops.

The Wimborne (1898) was on passage from Rotterdam to Barry in ballast, when it was caught in a gale and bad visibility, and ended up shore off the cliffs of Carn Guthenras and Top-Pedn-Penwith, Cornwall.

Object Details

ID: G14129
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Gibson & Sons of Scilly
Vessels: Wimborne (1898)
Date made: 7 November 1910
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gibson's of Scilly Shipwreck Collection
Measurements: Overall: 254 mm x 304 mm

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