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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Perseverance   British  Co Clare  1820 

Perseverance : 
Owner Cockhill & Co 
Flag British  Builder Built in America 
Port   Build Date 1810 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 184 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  & Iron Rudder
Super Structure
Wreck Location Ross Bay Co Clare 
Date Lost 03/12/1820  Captain H . Vaughan 
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The Perseverance, Vaughan from Pernambuco to Liverpool was totally wrecked on 3d instant near Kilrush the master and cook drowned

LLOYD'S LIST Dec. 12, 1820

Copy of a letter from the mate of the ship Perserverance from Pernambucco for this port to the owners at Liverpool dated Kilrush 4th December 1820

:-"Sir, With trouble I have to inform you of the loss of your ship Perserverance. At ten o'clock at night in Mall Bay with a heavy gale of wind from the S.W. and thich weather the ship was on shore before we saw the land after being ten days without observation. It is with sorrow I have to inform you of the loss of the captain and one man. The ship was in pieces before she was a quarter of an hour on shore the people that were saved and myself were on the rocks until ten o'clock this morning. There are soldiers watching the cargo I expect there is but very little of it saved as the greater part is already washed to pieces. I shall be able to give you a better account when I see you I am in a great hurry now as the post goes off in the morning.

Liverpool Mercury etc., Friday, December 15,1820


Record Created on  23/10/2008
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