Shipwrecks on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight


Diligent
Came to grief: 19th April 1910 at/near Atherfield Ledge
Cargo: mineral ore
Lifeboats present:
Gem

The steamship, Diligent, of the Westall Line ran aground on Atherfield Ledge in dense fog, strong wind and rough sea. She was 1429 tons register, bound from Huelva, Spain, to Antwerp.

The lifeboat was launched but the Captain declined assistance, asking for tugs. A Belgian salvage vessel was soon on the scene and at high tide the Diligent was towed off, apparently undamaged.

Fatalities: 0