Isabella Watson Mar 21st 1852

Ship, wood, 514/434 tons. Built 1840. Lbd 118.4 x 25.5 x 18.4 ft. Captain Fullerton.

Inward bound from London with 50 passengers, struck a sunken reef off Point Nepean, probably Corsair Rock, losing her rudder and then capsizing, in a violent squall.

Nine died when the missen mast fell across a ships boat and overturned it. Pilot Tobin swam out to the wreck with a line and about sixty passengers and crew were landed. A further eight were landed by ship’s boats, including two saved from the ill-fated boat. Attended by the steamer Aphrasia.

This article from The Argus:

news - Isabella Watson 1852

source: Trove at National Library of Australia