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Mystery Solent shipwreck identified

The remains of a ship found in the Solent in 2003 has been identified as The Flower of Ugie, which sank in 1852.

The trust said the wreck was that of the Flower of Ugie, a 19th century wooden sailing barque that sank in the Solent on December 27, 1852 following a great storm in the English Channel.

The vessel was a three-masted sailing barque built in Sunderland in 1838. During its career it made regular voyages around Africa and onto India and the Far East.

Later it was employed in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and across the Atlantic, carrying cargo to and from America and Canada.

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Story: County Press | Photo: The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust for Marine Archaeology

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