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Victim of the Wreck of the G I Jones, near Praa Sands, 1883

NumberHESFM:1977.468
PlaceCudden Point, near Praa Sands Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1.9.1883
KeywordsShipwrecks Praa Sands
PhotographerUnknown
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Men carrying a victim of the wreck of the 'G I Jones', near Praa Sands. Six men are carrying the body wrapped in canvas. Another sailor is looking on and there are further sailors sitting on the rocks in the background. A large wooden mast can be seen on the right hand side of the photograph. The G I Jones was wrecked near Cudden Point in a furious SSW gale on September 1st 1883 with the loss of Captain Norton and eleven crew. She was bound from Charlestown to Falmouth for orders, with phosphate. Her sister ship, the R H Jones, which was wrecked on October 30th 1877, at the height of the worst SW gale for a decade. The Newport barque stoved past Rame Head and crashed into Plymouth breakwater leaving one survivor out of a crew of 20