The SS Mohegan
The Mohegan had taken a wrong bearing and sailed too close to the Cornish coast. James Hill, coxwain of the Porthoustock lifeboat saw the ship, lights ablaze, heading at full speed towards the Manacle rocks.
The ship rolled and sank 12 minutes after hitting the rocks, with the loss of 106 lives. Only her funnel and four masts remained above water. The Porthoustock lifeboat Charlotte was launched in 30 minutes and rescued most of the survivors from the wreck and the water.
Most of the recovered bodies of those who had drowned were buried in a mass grave in St Keverne churchyard, which was given a memorial stained glass window by the Atlantic Transport Line. It was the greatest disaster in the history of the company.