|Total Records: 1|
|Alexandra||British||Mew Island near Belfast Lough||1877|
|Owner||McCullagh, Bargrave, and Murphy, of Dublin.|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||581 / 363|
|Ship type||Steam Ship||Dimensions||180 | 26.9 | 16.1|
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Schooner 2 Masts|
|Wreck Location||Mew Island near Belfast Lough|
|Date Lost||29/01/1877||Captain||Captain Burrell|
|Cause||Sank while under tow||Crew Lost||7|
|Position||54.41 N / 05.31 W||Passengers Lost|
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Iron steamship Alexandra Stranded, on the coast near Clogher Head, on the 3rd January 1877
Board of Trade Wreck Report
The Court having carefully inquired into the circumstances of the above-mentioned shipping casualties, finds, for the reasons stated in the annexed judgment,-
(1.) That the stranding of the vessel "Alexandra," on the 3rd of January last, was due partly to the breaking of the shaft of her screw propeller, and partly to the fact that her master, James Burrell, in crossing the channel, had not made any allowance for the flood tide, which drifted him far to the northward of his course.
(2.) That the foundering of the said vessel "Alexandra," on the 29th January last, was due to the neglect of Captain James Teulon and Captain George Morrison, in whose charge she was at the time, in allowing her to be towed out from the shelter of the land in order to round Copeland Island when her stern was low down in the water, and before the measures which were being taken to free the water from the lazarette were completed.
The Court accordingly strongly reprimands Captains Teulon and Morrison for their neglect.
REF : Board of Trade Wreck Report for Alexandra 1877
|Record Created on 23/08/2008|
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