The keel and a line of encrusted ribs lay on a sandy bottom and are usually completely covered in dense weed.
1835 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, U.K.
Near Phillip Rock, Thomson Bay, approximately 300 metres southeast of Kingston Reef
On 18 May 1876, Gem with Capt. Wilcock was on voyage from Port Irwin to Fremantle with a cargo of 500 bags of wheat and 4 passengers and a crew of 7, when she was lost off Phillip Rock. 11 died. A cover-up by the harbour-master was suggested because of the discrepancies in the information he gave about the vessel’s position.
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