The Stranding of HMS Success at Fremantle

By Graeme Henderson, published May 1974


In 1829, due to faulty pilotage, HMS Success grounded on the Western side of Cockburn Sound, South of Fremantle. The paper describes the efforts made to refloat her, which was eventually successful, and the repairs undertaken by the ship’s crew aided by the crews of other naval ships who had assisted in the rescue. The repairs were sufficient for her to sail on to India and then to Spithead, where she arrived in December 1831. She was eventually broken up in 1849.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Shipwrecks
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