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|Fulmar||British||Kilkee Co Clare||1886|
|Owner||James Dixon 81 Gracechurch St London|
|Flag||British||Builder||Backhouse & Dixon Middlesbrough|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||418 / 652|
|Ship type||Steam Ship||Dimensions||200 | 28 | 15.9|
|Ships Role||Cargo Vessel||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Off Shore Near Farrihy Bay Kilkee Co Clare|
|Date Lost||30/01/1886||Captain||Capt Webb|
|Position||52.43 N / 09.41 W||Passengers Lost|
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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.
Lloyds Registery 1883 no 84 - F
Fulmar 58853, L.R.W.Q , Scw, Sr, Iron, 4B.Hds
|Record Created on 01/12/2008|
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