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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Lady Charlotte   British  Long Island Bay Co Cork  1838 

Lady Charlotte : 
Owner Sir J.Tobin 
Flag British  Builder Built at Liverpool 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1831 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 190 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Barrel Rocks  Long Island Bay Co Cork 
Date Lost 23/10/1838  Captain John Burton Gill 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost
Position 51.29 N / 09.37 W  Passengers Lost   
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History

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 :--
Skull October 24 -- .Sir On my way from Crookhaven to Skull this day I had been informed of the loss of the Lady Charlotte of Liverpool on the night before last at the bottom of the bay and at the entrance of Long Island Harbour. One of the crew the only survivour John Waddington who is at one of the coast-guard houses I went to see. He informed me the vessel sailed on the 1st of July from Callao laden with wool hides &e that a large quantity of goods were shipped by the Consul at Bolivia as also that the ship belonged to Mr Ghrote of Liverpool.

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
RICHARD NOTTIN. To -- Ghrote Esq. merchant Liverpool.
P. S. -- The weather was very thick when the vessel made the land. She struck about four o'clock in tho morning.

Caledonian Memory, Thursday November 1 1838

 
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