Worthing Shipwrecks

Over the years many ships that have sailed past the coast of Worthing have run aground on sand banks or broken up in stormy seas. Here are a few of them.
Worthing Shipwrecks

St. James 24 Gun Spanish Warship

Ran aground at Heene, Worthing in January 1644. Ship and cargo later sailed to London and returned to owners.

Teignmouth Sailing Vessel

Wrecked on Worthing beach in October 1834.

Elima Sailing Lugger

Wrecked off Worthing beach in June 1860.

Theresa Schooner

Ran ashore off Navarino Road, Worthing and broke up in February 1883.

Lovely Druina Ketch

Sunk off Worthing in September 1887.

Albert H.Locke Brig Collier

Off Worthing Pier in June 1888.

King Carl XV Schooner

Ran aground off Steyne in November 1891 and later broke up.

Zadne Steamship

Crew of 11 abandoned ship off Worthing but were lost when lifeboat capsized in November 1894. Coastguards apparently did not see the incident and Worthing lifeboat was not launched. Later an RNLI inquiry exonerated the lifeboat from any failure of duty. The crew were buried in Broadwater Cemetery.

Halcyon Brig

Off Worthing beach in July 1895. Crew rescued by lifeboat.

Indiana Steamship

Off Half Brick Inn, East Worthing after collision in fog with City Of Washington which took the crew to Newhaven, in March 1901. Indiana cargo of oranges and lemons were washed ashore and retrieved in large quantities by locals. Wreck later blown up due to being a hazard to shipping.

Kingshill Schooner

Wrecked off Goring in February 1915. Worthing lifeboat capsized and one of the crew lost.

Eden Steamship

Torpedoed off Worthing Pier in April 1917.

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