|Total Records: 1|
|Martin||British||Malbay Co Clare||1817|
|Martin : HMS Martin|
|Owner||British Royal Navy|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built in Burmuda|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||107 | 30 | 15.09|
|Ships Role||Warship||Rigging Style||Sloop|
|Wreck Location||Carrowmore Point Malbay Co Clare|
|Date Lost||07/12/1817||Captain||Andrew Mitchell|
|Cause||Ran Ashore in a Gale||Crew Lost|
|Position||52.46 N / 09.30 W||Passengers Lost|
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Loss of the Martin Sloop of War.- Extract of a letter from the Agent to Lloyd's at Kilrush dated Dec. 8:-
The mizen-mast being cut away luckily fell with the mast-head in a rock which served as a gangway for them and enabled them to reach the shore. Immediately on receiving this intelligence I dispatched cars with refreshments to the crew who I am informed are in a most deplorable state. "
The Examiner (London , England) Sunday, December 14, 1817
Cove, Dec. 11.- We are enabled to state by a letter just received from the most unquestionable authority indeed from Captain Mitchell that only five men out of the crew of the Martin were lost. The remaining part of the ship's company is well. In addition to the above we have been favoured with the following extract of a letter received from an officer of the Martin by his friends in this city dated Sloop Martin of Maul Bay County Clare:- " I got off Galway Sunday night not being able to get in before night a little after dusk it began to blow right on the land to such a degree as to leave the vessel under water. We hove the guns overboard and spent a most dismal night.
The vagabonds here have plundered us of everything- I am almost naked none of us have been in bed these three nights we only lost four or five men who lost themselves in attempting to swim. I shall be able to give you a full account in a few days. "
The Morning Chronicle (London , England) Friday, December 19, 1817
|Record Created on 06/11/2008|
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