Relic of H.M.S. Eurydice,
HMS Eurydice was a 26-gun Royal Navy corvette which was the victim of one of Britain's worst peace-time naval disasters when she sank in 1878.Eurydice was caught in a heavy snow storm off the Isle of Wight, capsized and sank. Only two of the ship's 319 crew and trainees survived, most of those who were not carried down with the ship died of exposure in the freezing waters. One of the witnesses to the disaster was a young Winston Churchill, who was living at Ventnor with his family at the time.
The Grinder and the Camel were two Government tugs that were despatched from Portsmouth to assist with the recovery of the wreck.
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