Perspective 11.12.22 - HM Brig of War Racehorse Commemoration
Tuesday, 13 December 2022 - 50 minutes
HM Brig of War Racehorse, was wrecked at Langness on the 14th December 1822 with the loss of 9 men. 3 were Castletown men who bravely went out to rescue the crew, and a further 6 were crew from the ship. Some 89 ships personnel survived the wreck. On Perspective this week we hear all about this tragic event and its commemoration. Sir William Hilary witnessed the rescue and the tragedy is credited for the resulting creation by Hilary of an Isle of Man lifeboat service, which later became the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.