HMS Eurydice at Anchor off Cowes
Acrylic on Canvas 45.7 x 30.5cm
HMS Eurydice, depicted off Cowes after her 1877 refit at White's Shipyard. This ship is immortalised in Island history as she famously got caught in a freak snow storm (a squall that lasted only a few minutes) and sank instantly in Sandown Bay the following year with the loss of all but two of her crew. Her bell is now in Gatten Church, between Shanklin and Lake. The hull was eventually raised and then scrapped, but much of the ship was left behind where she sank.