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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Ganges   British  Shannon Estuary Co Clare  1848 

Ganges : 
Owner J . Jones and Co 
Flag British  Builder Built at Aberaeron 
Port Aberystwyth  Build Date 1846 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 67 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Shannon Estuary Co Clare 
Date Lost 22/12/1848  Captain John Jones 
Cause Collision  Crew Lost  
Position 52.34 N / 09.42 W  Passengers Lost   
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We regret to be informed that the Ganges of Aberystwyth, John Jones, Master bound from Liverpool to this port laden with coal was run on board of on Friday night last inside Loop Head by the American Barque Carlotte of New York Captain St Jean and the schooner sunk in about twenty minutes after being struck. The lives of the crew were providentially saved by her larboard anchor hooking in one of the barque's stantions where it remained until she went down. The crew saved nothing whatever the master lost his watch, money and log-book and all the ship's papers. One man out of the barque fell overboard and was drowned.

Limerick Reporter Friday 29th December 1848

Ref : Aberaeron : The Community and Seafaring 1800-1900

Record Created on  27/11/2008
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