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Roundham Head - United Kingdom

A victim of Roundham is HMS Venerable, a 74-gun third rate ship of the line, launched in 1784. The Venerable was driven against rocks on the night one night in 1804.

The guns of the Venerable were salvaged. Divers have since found cannonballs and lead shot from the wreckage which lies 350 yards to the south east of the southern end of the beach

After the First World War, two German torpedo boat destroyers were under tow from Cherbourg to Teignmouth for scrapping. On December 12, 1920, a strong wind from the east turned into a gale and one (T189) was driven onto the rocks near Roundham Head and broke her back.