Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Melantho   British  Malbay Co Clare  1816 

Melantho : 
Owner Nicole 
Flag British  Builder Built in USA 
Port   Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 173 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
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 
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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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