Shipwrecks on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight


Dacca
Came to grief: 4th April 1875 at/near Hawks Ledge, Rocken End
Cargo: Wheat and flour
Lifeboats present:
Rescue, Brighstone
Coxswain:
James Buckett

Dacca was a full rigged ship that was a total loss when she wrecked on Hawks Ledge at Rocken End on 4th April 1875. She was carrying wheat and flour on a voyage from London to Australia.

The crew left in boats and landed, and the coastguards then heard about the wreck and put off in their boat from Castle Haven. They then got aboard but got stranded as their boat broke away in the swell. The Brighstone lifeboat also went to the wreck and saw the coastguards in the rigging.

The ship later slipped off the rock into deeper water, and was bought by local men who intended to salvage her. The divers were not experienced, and had difficulties.

Fatalities: 0