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|Melantho||British||Malbay Co Clare||1816|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built in USA|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Malbay Co Clare|
|Date Lost||18/03/1816||Captain||Capt Putine|
|Cause||Lost at sea||Crew Lost||17|
|Position||52.50 N / 09.30 W||Passengers Lost||1|
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Limerick, March 26.
" On the evening of Monday se'ennight, the American ship Melantho, Capt. Purtins, struck on a ledge of sunken rocks between Hagshead and Mutton Island and most melancholy to relate the entire crew, seventeen in number, with the Master's lady, perished.
Her mainmast first went overboard, and the ship shortly alter went to pieces. Some, of the provisions and butter were washed on shore. The Melantho sailed from this for Barcelona on Saturday, with a cargo of barley, which was insured. Several pieces of her timber were washed on shore at Miltown. "
Caledonian Mercury Saturday April 6 1816
|Record Created on 06/11/2008|
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