Skill, stout shipbuilding kept shipwreck fatality-free

The U.S.S. Peacock attacking the H.M.S. Nautilus just after the War of 1812, which the Peacock's skipper was unaware had ended, in 1815. Photo provided/US Navy

With all the ships that have come to grief there over the years, and all the sailors who have drowned as a result, it's a little ironic that the shipwreck that gave Peacock Spit its name was as uneventful as it was.
But then, the only reason the U.S.S. Peacock didn't break into pieces . . .