Hulks and Foreshore Wrecks

As well as having many shipwrecks underwater around Plymouth, there are a large number of ships abandoned on the foreshore, often known as 'hulks'. This research is a collaboration between The SHIPS Project and C. John Cotton from his record of these hulks in the 1980s and our many contributors are acknowledged on the individual pages and photographs.

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Hulks in Plym area Hulks in Hooe Lake Hulks in the Yealm area Whitsand bay Hulks Forder hulks Hulks in the River Lynher

Hulk Map Areas

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Tamar 11 hulks River Tamar, River Tavy and Tamerton Lake areas, plus Calstock
Lynher 5 hulks Lynher River area, Poldrissick, Treluggan
Forder 11 hulks Forder and Antony Passage areas
Hamoaze 15 hulks Lower Tamar, Hamoaze, Torpoint, Stonehouse, Millbay and Drakes Island areas
Plym 19 hulks River Plym, Cattewater, Cattedown and Oreston areas
Hooe Lake 34 hulks Hooe Lake, a ships graveyard
Whitsand 4 hulks Whitsand Bay, Freathy, Tregantle area
Yealm 4 hulks Andurn Point, River Yealm, Wembury and Newton Ferrers areas
Total 103 hulks

List of Hulk and Wreck Names

Name Location Date Description
Alfred Rooker Hooe Lake, West - Ketch [not present, see notes]
Alice Hooe Lake, North Unknown Steamship, possibly the tug Alice
Amazon Hooe Lake, West 1866 Ketch
Anje Pomphlett Lake 1968 French fishing boat
Anna II Off Torpoint 1950 Ex-Belgian pilot boat
Antelope Laira 1906 Brixham trawler
Arthur Hooe Lake, East Unknown Timber lighter, date unknown
August Smith Wembury 1881 Barque
Baltic Surveyor Oreston 1943 WWII German torpedo boat, converted
Beatrice Maud Treluggan 1910 Thames barge
Bertie Hooe Lake, East 1901 Thames barge
Bertie Hooe Lake, North 1883 Tamar barge
Bon Ami Hooe Boatyard, East 1957 Scottish trawler
Boy Eric Forder, under bridge 1921 Trawler
Budeaux 1 St Budeaux Wharf Unknown Motor fishing vessel, unknown
Budeaux 2 St Budeaux Wharf Unknown Timber vessel, unknown
Budeaux 3 St Budeaux Wharf Unknown Motor fishing vessel, unknown
Budeaux Barge St Budeaux Wharf WWII Ammunition Barge, WWII
Bulla Hooe Lake, West 1873 Jersey topsail schooner
Cattedown 1 Cattedown Unknown Steel barge, unknown date
Chancellor Treninnow Beach 1901 Steam trawler
Charles Leake II Hooe Lake, North 1946 65ft Admiralty MFV
Cornubia Hooe Lake, East 1896 Millbrook steam ferry
Coronella Hooe Lake, off Hooe Quay Unknown Ketch, unknown
Cretabode St John's Lake 1918 WW1 Concrete barge
Cruden Bay Carbeile Creek 1899 Wooden steam tug
Daisy Freathy 1872 Steam coaster
Dignity Hooe Boatyard, East Unknown French trawler
Dolphin Hooe Lake, North Unknown Schooner
Drakes Island Barge Drakes Island, South Unknown Unknown
Emma Christ Tregantle Beach Unknown Ex-Admiralty MFV then diving tender
Edwin Pomphlett Lake 1880 Tamar barge built in Cattedown
Excelsior Sand Acre Bay 1875 Schooner
Flete Lady Hooe Boatyard, West 1958 Trawler built in Plymouth
Floralie Hooe Boatyard, West 1977 French trawler
Fowey No. 2 Carbeile Wharf Unknown Timber barge
Happy Venture Hooe Lake, off Hooe Quay 1953 Salcombe crabber
Harry Herbert Sand Acre Bay 1860 Schooner
Harbour Launches Hooe Lake, East 1947 Two harbour launches
Hooe Boatyard Hooe Lake - Collection of hulks on the south side of Hooe Lake
Hooe Lake 1 Hooe Lake, East Unknown Fishing boat
Hooe Lake 2 Hooe Lake, East Unknown Fibreglass boat
Hooe Lake 3 Hooe Lake, East Unknown Large vessel, possible schooner
Hooe Lake 4 Hooe Lake, East Unknown Possible Tamar barge
Hooe Lake 5 Hooe Lake, South Unknown Unknown
Hooe Lake 7 Hooe Boatyard, East Unknown Fishing boat, unknown
Hooe Lake 8 Hooe Boatyard, East Unknown Yacht, unknown
Hooe Lake 9 Hooe Boatyard, East Unknown Fishing boat, unknown
Hooe Lake 10 Hooe Boatyard, East Unknown Steel barge
Hooe Lake 11 Hooe Boatyard, West Unknown Small steel tug
Hopper Barge Torpoint Unknown Unknown timber hopper barge in the Ballast Pond
Jade Hooe Boatyard, East Unknown Motor Launch
Laira 1 Laira Unknown Small steel boat, date unknown
Other Plym Hulks Cattewater, Laira Unknown Other vessels in the Plym and Laira
Laira Bridge 1 & 2 Laira Bridge Unknown Steel barge and Unknown
Landing Craft Forder 1940 WWII Landing craft damaged before D-Day
La Petite Stephanie Sutton Harbour 1956 Guernsey fishing boat
Leader Hooe Lake 1867 Turnchapel pilot cutter
Lord John Roberts Forder Unknown Sailing barge?
Lotus Bleu Pomphlett 1967 French crabber / trawler
Lynher Poldrissick, Refloated 1891 Tamar barge
Maggie Annie Treluggan 1881 Ketch
Maline Kingsmill Lake 1912 Danish fishing ketch
Master Hand Torpoint 1920 Trawler built in Rye
Merganser Hole's Hole 1887 Yacht
Mill Pond 1 Antony Passage mill pond Unknown Unknown
Millbay Pontoon Millbay 1852 Pontoon built by Brunel for Millbay Docks
Millbrook 1 Millbrook Lake Unknown Unknown steel vessel
Millom Castle Poldrissick 1870 Schooner
Plough Millbrook Lake Unknown Fishing vessel
NS660 and barge Sutton Harbour Unknown Unknown barges
Ocean Maid Laira 1967 Scottish fishing boat
Oreston 1 & 2 Oreston, Bayly's Wharf Unknown Steel barges
Paris' Pinnace Sand Acre Bay Unknown Pinnace from the WWII French battleship Paris
Patrina Sutton Harbour 1900 Admiralty steam pinnace
Pearl Hooe Lake, East 1840 Tamar barge [possible]
Picket Boat Antony Passage Unknown RN Picket boat, date unknown
Plym Cattedown Unknown Dredger broken up at Cattedown
Pomphlett 1 Pomphlett Lake Unknown Unknown fishing boat
Prince Rock 1 Laira Unknown Unknown timber vessel
Reine des Flots Carbeile Wharf Unknown French trawler used as the foundation for a wharf
Reynolds Lighter St Budeaux Wharf Unknown Steel sewage lighter
Roger Hooe Lake, East 1947 Houseboat, ex-Belgian trawler
Roy Fra Masnedo Carbeile Wharf Unknown French-built fishing boat
Saltash Tamerton Lake 1864 Ketch
Sand Acre Bay 1 Sand Acre Bay Unknown Unknown, possibly a sailing barge
Silver Seagull Hooe Boatyard, West 1964 Belgian trawler
Stonehouse 1 Stonehouse Unknown Unknown hulk off Stonehouse
Swift Turnchapel 1877 Passenger ferry
Tamerton 1 Tamerton Lake Unknown Unknown vessel at the head of the lake
Tamerton 2 Tamerton Lake Unknown Unknown boat on the south shore
Tamerton 3 Tamerton Lake Unknown Unknown vessel on the north shore
Target Floats Sand Acre Bay Unknown Steel towed target floats
Tavy Sutton Harbour 1899 Smack
Triumph Poldrissick 1899 Tamar barge built in Plymouth
Two Brothers Hooe Lake, East Unknown Dutch barge, unknown
Vectis Andurn Point 1877 Steamship wrecked on the beach
Wendew Hooe Lake, East 1912 Brixham trawler
Yealm 1 River Yealm Unknown Unknown vessel in the River Yealm
Yealm 2 River Yealm Unknown Unknown modern trimaran in River Yealm
Whitsand 2 Tregantle Beach Unknown Unknown timber vessel
Wilcove 1 Off Wilcove, River Tamar Unknown Unknown timber vessel
YMS-378 Stonehouse 1943 D-Day veteran minesweeper broken up at Stonehouse

Notes about people who undertook previous work on this subject can be found here.

The list of contributors to this study of Plymouth hulks can be found here.

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