Shipwreck `traumatic and horrific'
Saturday 05 July 1997
Three of the 14 crew died as the 125ft-long wooden vessel - then the world's oldest working sailing ship - was smashed to pieces near the end of her voyage to Padstow on May 30, 1995.
Helmsman John Howells was giving evidence at the trial of her owner-skipper Mark Litchfield, 56, of Boxley, Kent, who has denied three manslaughter charges arising from the deaths after the ship hit Rumps Point.
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