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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Premier   British  Shannon Estuary Co Clare  1898 

Premier : 
Owner J Simpson, Glasgow 
Flag British  Builder John Shearer & Son Kelvinhaugh 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1894 
Official No 102700  Material  
    Tonnage nrt/grt 537 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 175 | 26 | 
Ships Role  Coaster  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Shannon Estuary Co Clare 
Date Lost 26/11/1898  Captain Captain Murray 
Cause Collision  Crew Lost  
Position 52.35 N / 09.38 W  Passengers Lost   
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Collision in the Shannon

" A Steamer sunk - Limerick Saturday
While proceeding from Limerick to Waterford last night the steamer Mermaid (Captain Cotter) collided with the steamer Premier from Hamburg the latter sustaining such damage that she sank within fifteen minutes afterwards. The collision occurred about 8 o'clock when the two vessels were between Kilcredane and Scattery near the mouth of the Shannon, the Premier being struck on the port side and having her plates torn open, while the Mermaid's bows were badly damaged. The crew of the Premier with the Captain Murray took to the boats before the vessel sank and were picked up some time after by an inward bound steamer. The Mermaid it was first thought would have to be beached but she subsequently steamed to Limerick. It is not known how the collision occurred. The Premier is a Scottish vessel and was chartered by the Limerick Steamship Company with a cargo of 600 tons of sugar, chiefly consigned to the Messrs Cleeve Bros. "

REF : 1898 Saturday 3rd December Saturday Record

Record Created on  27/11/2008
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