OK I take your point I probably should not have mentioned it however I did apologise in advance. The story is well known in maritime circles and if you research Magdalena deep enough you will find it.R58484956 said:Tmac why bother to mention "another" story if you will not tell it. Surely it would have been proper not to mention anything about it.
(K) Hope this information is not too late. While researching the Magdalena, I came across your question.
My brother was a member of the crew at the time of her running aground. Although it happened some months before I was born, my memories of the story, as relayed by my Mother were as follows: Alledgedly, the first officer was in charge at the time of her grounding. Apparently, she was too close inshore, leading to her running aground.
My brother's 21st birthday presents were on-board at the time, most or all were lost with the wreck. I seem to recall that he had a photograph of the stern section still afloat, on his bedroom wall. It was a copy of this picture that I was looking for. If anyone knows of a site where this is available I would appreciate a tip.
Sadly my brother is no longer with us, so I am unable to ask him.