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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Fulmar   British  Kilkee Co Clare  30/01/1886 

Fulmar :  
Owner James Dixon 81 Gracechurch St London 
Flag British  Builder Backhouse & Dixon Middlesbrough 
Port Middlesborough  Build Date 1868 
Official No 58853  Material Iron 
Lloyds Register 1883 no 84 - F  Tonnage Net/Gross 418 / 652 
Launched 01/02/1868  Dimensions in ft 200 | 28 | 15.9
Ship Type Steam Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  
Ships Role Cargo Vessel  Funnels  
Engine
 2Cy Comp-Invert 90 HP
Super Structure
 
Owner and Registration History
M.N.L 1870 Owner Francis Atkinson Middlesborough
M.N.L 1880 Owner James Dixon 81 Gracechurch St City London 
 
Location Off Shore Near Farrihy Bay Kilkee Co Clare 
Date Lost 30/01/1886  Captain Capt Webb  
Cause Sank  Crew Lost 17 
Position 52.43 N / 09.41 W  Passengers Lost  
Google Map Location
 
 
History

The "Fulmar" was an iron screw steamship, belonging to the port of London, of 652 tons gross, and 418 tons net register, and was fitted with engines of 90 horse power. She was built at Middlesbrough in the year 1868, and at the time of her loss was the property of Mr. James Dixon, of No. 81, Gracechurchstreet, London, and others, Mr. Dixon being the managing owner.

She left Troon, in Ayrshire, at about 4.30 p.m. of the 28th of January last, with a crew of 17 hands all told, and a cargo of 809 tons 11 cwt. of coal, besides 55 tons 5 cwt. in her bunkers, bound to Limerick, and in ordinary course should have arrived at her destination in about 50 hours. She, however, never did so, but on the 31st of January and following days, a quantity of wreckage was picked up near Kilkee, some 8 or 10 miles north of the entrance to the river Shannon, which has been identified as having belonged to the "Fulmar," and on the 4th of February the body of a person, who is believed to have been the captain, was washed ashore, so that there can be no doubt that the vessel has foundered, and the object of the present inquiry is to ascertain, if possible, how she was lost.

Ref : Board of Trade Wreck Report for 'Fulmar' 1886

Her Master Capt Webb is buried in Farrihy Graveyard.

Board of Trade Report for the Steam Ship Fulmar lost off Kilkee

Lloyds Registery 1883 no 84 - F

Fulmar 58853, L.R.W.Q , Scw, Sr, Iron, 4B.Hds
Tons
NRT 418
GRT 652
U-D 624

Engines
C.I 2Cy 24 1/2" & 48 1/2" - 88"
50lb 90HP . N.E & B .74
Blair & Co Stockton

 
Record Created on  01/12/2008
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