|Total Records: 1|
|Lady Grace||British||Slyne Head Connemara||1844|
|Lady Grace :|
|Owner||Vandeleur , Kilrush|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Kilrush|
|Official No||Material||Oak and Red Pine|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Carrickarone Slyne Head Connemara|
|Date Lost||22/12/1844||Captain||John Michael|
|Cause||Ran aground||Crew Lost|
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WRECK AT CLIFDEN.
The Galway Vindicator contains the following account of the wreck of the Lady Grace :-
The crew were taken from the wreck by heaving lines from the row boats to which they tied themselves and were pulled through the breakers shortly after which the vessel was driven by a sea off the rock when she sunk to the bottom in about twelve to sixteen fathoms of water.
She was 110 tons burthen 66 tons register crew five in number, viz, Captain John Michael, a Welshman ; James Grant, Kilrush, mate ; Timothy Kelly, kilrush, Davy Davie and John Owens, Welshmen ,sailors.
During the night of the morning it blew a gale wind about south-east, it appeared they were keeping the land aboard, to encounter the gale at daylight while trying to put to sea the vessel misstayed and in attempting to wear her she ran upon this rock.
The Morning Chronicle London, Tuesday, December 31, 1844
Launch of the Lady Grace
On Tuesday Kilrush presented a scene of the most animating gaiety and interest on the occasion of the launch of the beautiful new schooner built by C.M. Vandeleur Esq of the best Irish Oak, the produce of his own estate, wrought by Kilrush tradesmen, all his own tenantry and the first vessel of so large a class ever built in Clare. Her model and finish are greatly admired and do great credit to the abilities of Mr Jas Langan, the superintendent of Naval Architect, who has given such a beautiful specimen of Irish Manufacture. The day was propitious and the announcement that the Lady Grace Vandeleur would arrive to launch, to give her own name to the destined wanderer over oceans attracted all the town and much of the country to the Patent Slip to witness the interesting ceremony about 3 o'clock.
Lady Grace and Mrs Colonel Vandeleur & c arrived and were received in a beautiful tent erected for the occasion, by Mr and Colonel Vandeleur, Captains Creagh and Studdert R.N. &c. Mr Vandeleur admirable Brass Band playing all the while, God save the Queen, Rule Britannia and other appropriate airs.
At 4 o'clock the shipwrights went to work in good earnest for the launch, but they were too much in earnest for having removed the braces that secured her to her berth at the stern and before preparations for the ceremonial on naming her were completed she glided of the stacks and most majestically entered her destined elements amidst the exhaulting shouts of the spectators happily without the slightest accident.
Clare Journal Thursday 9th December 1841
|Record Created on 29/10/2008|
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