Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Grecian   British  Shannon Estuary Co Clare  1839 

Grecian : 
Owner Whatney 
Flag British  Builder Built at New Brunswick  
Port Newcastle  Build Date 1825 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 316 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Kilrush Shannon Estuary Co Clare 
Date Lost 06/12/1839  Captain H . Sleightolm 
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost  
Position 52.37 N / 09.30 W  Passengers Lost   
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Salvage Trials:

" A Court was held at Kilrush on Friday by the following magistrates:
Captain Studdert, Randal Borough and Jonas Studdert Esqs. The principal case arose in the Brig Grecian, H Sleightolme, Master from Quebec to Hull timber laden, driven into Kilbaha last December with a signal of distress flying. Where six pilots boarded her, two of which remained, slipped her anchor, and ran the vessel safe to Kilrush, but deeming all right instead of making the Grecian fast in safe moorings, the fellows got drunk, and the vessel went upon the rocks to the west of the pier. They claimed £600 for service, which the magistrates indignant at their misconduct reduced to £40.When had they only common precaution the award would have been at least £300 to £400. "

REF : 1839 Thursday 7th February Clare Journal

Record Created on  29/11/2008
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