|Came to grief: February 1881 at/near Rocken End|
|Cargo: iron ore|
The steamer Essen of Kiel under the command of Captain Jurgensen.
Cargo of iron ore from Bilboa to Rotterdam.
She came ashore early on a February Sunday morning at high water, and when the tide ebbed, the crew walked ashore. The vessel broke up soon after.
After many landslides that year (1881), it was jokingly remarked that the idea of getting so much iron ore in the bay was to give the Island a better foundation.
Back of the Wight - Fred Mew
Shipwrecks of the Wight - J.C.Medland
Shipwrecks of The Isle of Wight - Ken Phillips
The Lifeboats of Brighstone Bay - Christopher J. Willis and Edward H. Roberts