A hulk once visible off Hooe Quay on the south-west corner of Hooe Lake.
Langley and Small added the ketch Coronella to the hulks shown on their map of Hooe Lake in their book Lost Ships of the West Country. No notes were added about the hulk which suggests there was little remaining of the ship to record at that time. No other references to this vessel being in Hooe lake have been found and none of the potential candidates below are an obvious match. It is possible that the authors simply got the name wrong.
ONO5566, 1854, registered Bideford then Liverpool, 327 tons, 1870
ONO25243, 1851, registered Liverpool, 861 tons, 1860
ONO53472, 1866, registered North Shields, 277 tons, 1870
ONO56353, 1867, registered Yarmouth, 1870
ONO99291, 1892, registered Brixham, closed 1906, BM159, sunk in Mounts Bay
ONO106451, 1896, registered Lowestoft, closed 1938, LT36, 56grt; 47nrt; 70.3 x 18.55 x 9.2ft, Built 1896 W A Gibbs, Galmpton, 1938 Broken up
ONO135273, 1913, registered London, 5 tons, 1940
The sternpost and keel of a vessel were visible in the mud in the 1980s but by 2009 only the lower part of the sternpost remained, with the upper part eroded away and the keel either missing or buried in the mud. Further investigation of this hulk may provide clues to its type and name. Whatever remains of this boat lie in the mud underneath the abandoned Salcombe crabber Happy Venture .
Hooe Lake, Oreston, Plymouth.
This hulk lies off the quay at Hooe. In Hooe, turn into Lake Road then turn right at the Royal Oak pub, then left into Yonder Street.
Last updated 03 Jan 2021
Position OS: SX 49865 52704
Position GPS: 50.355053, -4.111849
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Sail, ketch rig
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