Langstone Harbour - Wrecks


There are several boat wrecks in the harbour. One of these is a paddle tug dating from 8 May 1945. The tug named the Irishman was sunk by a magnetic mine and now rests partially submerged at low tide. A slightly older wreck dating from 1926 is a Bucket dredger named the Withern. Of unrecorded age is the wreck of the Excelsior an 80 foot long barge. The harbour also contains a wrecked landing craft that rests with its bows almost permanently above the surface.

Close to the entrance of the harbour there is a wrecked Phoenix breakwater type C. It was originally constructed to form part of a World War 2 Mulberry Harbour.

Various artifacts have been found from the prison hulks that kept in the harbor during the Napoleonic wars.

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