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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Minerva   British  Mutton Island Quilty Co Clare  1819 

Minerva : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Whitby 
Port Greenock  Build Date 1809 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 168 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Mutton Island Quilty Co Clare 
Date Lost 14/01/1819  Captain William Jeffery 
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost  
Position 52.48 N / 09.30 W  Passengers Lost   
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Ennis Jan. 18 ---
On Thursday Morning the brig Minerva, of Greenock, William Jeffery, master, laden with fin and oil, from St.John's Newfoundland, bound to Limerick, was stranded between Mutton Island and Seafield she has since parted her cable and is on shore at Seafield side.

Every exertion is making by the master and crew, aided by the Police stationed at Milltown and Kilrush and the peasantry to land the cargo. The attendance of the Police was ordered by the Reverend Andrew Davoren whose exertions and influence as a Magistrate were the means of preventing any part of the cargo from being plundered. She was driven in by a strong gale from the westward and is a complete wreck.

The Minerva sailed on the 29th December and had a very boisterous passage, From the rough shore on which she was driven the escape of the crew and passengers has been considered most providential. The above statement has been kindly furnished us by three gentlemen passengers in the Minerva, who arrived here yesterday, on their way to Limerick.

Cork Advertiser. January 1819

Record Created on  22/11/2008
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