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|Lady Charlotte||British||Long Island Bay Co Cork||1838|
|Lady Charlotte :|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Liverpool|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Barque|
|Wreck Location||Barrel Rocks Long Island Bay Co Cork|
|Date Lost||23/10/1838||Captain||John Burton Gill|
|Cause||Driven Ashore||Crew Lost||9|
|Position||51.29 N / 09.37 W||Passengers Lost|
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DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF NINE LIVES
Intelligence was received on Sunday at the Underwriters Rooms in Liverpool of another most disastrous wreck on the south-west coast of Ireland by which the loss of nine lives has been caused and property to a very considerable amount destroyed.
Full particulars of the wreck have not yet transpired and the only information to be relied upon was conveyed in a letter to the owner of the vessel G. Ghrote Esq. a Liverpool merchant by which it appears that the Lady Charlotte which sailed from Callao on the 1st of July and laden with a valuable cargo had struck on the rocks at the entrance of Long island harbour at the bottom of the Bay.
The captain John Burton Gill and eight persons perished. One of the crew only survived and it appears that he had been upon the rocks more than nine hours in a state of exhaustion before any assistance could he rendered to him. The Lady Charlotte is reported to be in from two to three fathoms of water and it is hoped that some part of the cargo consisting of wool hides &e, may yet he recovered.
The following is the letter alluded to :--
The coast-guard and Mr Baker agent for the underwriters at Liverpool residing at Crookhaven I understand are very active in trying to save part of the cargo. The vessel I was informed is in from two to three fathoms water. Several- articles and books were taken up. There was written in the books C. Briggs from J. Taylor C. Briggs from S. Robinson. Miss E. Wright Shelburn.
The number lost is the master John Burton Gill and eight hands. I directed the poor man to be taken care of and the Rev. Mr Frail the Rector who went with me said he would have him attended to. He is in a very distressed state having been nine hours on the rock before he could be taken off and then at a very great risk of life.
I am on my way to Cork. and should be glad to give you any furthur information I am Sir your obedient servent
Caledonian Memory, Thursday November 1 1838
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