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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Corinth   British  South Briggs Belfast Lough  1878 

Corinth : 
Owner Short & Dunne 
Flag British  Builder Schlesinger Davis Wallsend on Tyne 
Port Cardiff  Build Date 1873 
Official No 70261  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 183 / 287 / 246 
Ship type Steam ship  Dimensions 135 | 21.1 | 11.9
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  2 Masts
Super Structure
Wreck Location  South Briggs Belfast Lough 
Date Lost 06/04/1878  Captain William Thomas 
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost  
Position 54.41N / 05.35W  Passengers Lost   
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The vessel Corinth an iron screw steamship left Neath Abbey for Belfast on the 6th of April instant with a cargo of 350 tons of coal and a crew of 10 hands all told, consisting of a master, a mate, three able seamen, chief and second engineers, and three firemen.

Before her departure from Neath the three able seamen who then formed part of her crew left her on the ground that she was one hand short of her complement. The master accordingly brought up at the Mumbles, went ashore, and procured three new hands, whom he took on board, and at 2 a.m. of the following morning, the 7th, the vessel proceeded on her voyage.

At this time it was blowing a gale from east-north-east; and in crossing St. George's Channel she experienced very bad weather, so much so, that from 4 a.m. of the 8th she had to lie to for about eight hours, and during that time the cargo appears to have shifted, and she got a list of three or four strakes to port.

At mid-day she again proceeded on her voyage, encountering still very bad weather, and kept away to the east so as to get under the shelter of the Mull of Galloway. She proceeded under shelter of the Mull of Galloway until they made out Port Patrick Light, when the vessel was steered across for Belfast Lough.

At about 10 o'clock or half-past she was abreast of the Copeland Light, and in half an hour from that time was aground on the Briggs rocks.
The engines were at once set full speed astern, but all their efforts failed to get her off until about 1 a.m, when she floated off with the rise of the tide, but soon afterwards filled, and sank before they could run her aground.

REF : Board of Trade wreck report for 'Corinth' 29/04/1878 Cardiff Crown Court

Record Created on  23/08/2008
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