Llanallgo Church n.r Moelfra, Anglesey. Where 140 Sufferers in the Royal Charter are Buried.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 250 x 300mm. Some faint spotting.
The 'Royal Charter', a steam clipper returning to Liverpool from Melbourne carrying a cargo of gold, 371 passangers and 112 crew, ran into a Force 12 gale. The wind snapped the anchor chain and drove the ship onto rocks, claiming 459 lives, the highest death toll of any shipwreck on the Welsh coast. The hurricane, considered the most severe of the C19th, was named the 'Royal Charter Storm', although that ship was only one of 133 sunk over two days.
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