Good afternoon Alan and Andrew.
Thank you both for your valuable help and advice with this topic. The elusive ship had evaded me for a long time and now I know the reason why!! It The story is a sad one, but seemingly all too common in those times, when wrecks of this kind appear to have been a real hazard.
This detail will bring life to the narrative when eventually I put pen to paper - or fonts on screen!!!
This site is an amazing resource, and all of the members are so generous with their time and advice. I am so grateful and indebted to everyone. I am sure that I shall have many more questions as the days pass.
With my very best wishes.
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