The loss of HMS Osprey in 1846
The loss of HMS Osprey in 1846


The Royal Navy
The Royal Navy


On 11 March 1846 the sailing brig HMS Osprey was wrecked at Herekino (or 'False Hokianga') on the northwest coast of North Island, New Zealand (Google mapExternal link). The beach was mistaken for the bar at Hokianga about 20 miles to the south.


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