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Lost in heavy fog in May 1906, HMS Montagu calls to a small sailing boat nearby to confirm their location. The skipper of the tiny vessel warns them they are off course and headed for danger, the Montagu tell them they are wrong and carries on.

The Montagu soon grounds herself off Shutter Rock, Lundy Island.

Salvage efforts include the construction of a long rope bridge from the island, and an incident where her sister ship, HMS Duncan, briefly grounds herself too.

The recovery efforts fail and the ship is lost.

Her Captain and Navigation Officer are court martialed aboard Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, held responsible and severely reprimanded.

Source: admiralty_uk