Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Castor   British  Galway Bay  1794 

Castor : 
Owner Brocklebank Whitehaven 
Flag British  Builder Built in Whitehaven  
Port Whitehaven  Build Date 1782 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 400 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Full Rigged  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Aran Islands Galway Bay 
Date Lost 01/04/1794  Captain  
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

Extract of a Letter from Limerick, April 5.

"In the heavy gale of wind on Sunday and Monday last several vessels have Suffered very much the Sloop Essex of and from Greenock to this port, is totally lost in the entrance of the Bay of Galway the brig Castor of Brocklesbank of and from Whitehaven to this port is drove on shore on the Isle of Arran and it is feared will be lost ; the wrecks of a large ship and a brig have been drove on shore at the entrance of this river also a long boat with the name of R. Watson painted on it."

Lloyd's Evening Post, London, Wednesday, April 9, 1794

The Castor, Brockelbank, from Whitehaven and the sloop Essex -- from Greenock, are lost near Limerick and it is feared several other vessels have suffered. The wrecks of a large ship a brig and a long boat with the name Trannyon, R Watson of Liverpool on it, have driven on shore near the same place.

Sun (London, England), Monday, April 14, 1794
 
Record Created on  04/07/2009
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