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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Cyclops   British  Mutton Island Quilty Co Clare  1831 

Cyclops : 
Owner Braithwaite 
Flag British  Builder Built at Maryport 
Port Maryport  Build Date 1814 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 229 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Snow  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Mutton Island Quilty Co Clare 
Date Lost 22/12/1831  Captain J Cochran 
Cause Driven ashore in a Gale  Crew Lost
Position 52.48 N / 09.31 W  Passengers Lost   
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History

SHIP NEWS

Among the other marine casualties so general this month we have to announce that the Cyclops , Brig from Quebec to this port, with a cargo of timber for Francis Spaight Esq, was seen off Dunbeg on the county Clare coast on last Wednesday morning at daylight, by Lieutenant C. Autridge RN Chief Officer of the coast Guard on that station.
She was driving at the Mercy of the wind and waves, quite water logged, her foremast and bowsprit quite gone, decks stove in and indeed a mere wreck

Lieutenant Autridge instantly pulled towards her in his gig, and succeeded with great difficulty in getting aboard, when he was fortunate enough to rescue the mate, six men, and two boys part of her crew , then in a state of the lowest exhaustion, having been for three days without.any, provision.
The mate, Jonathan Crosby was scarce able to inform Lieutenant Autridge that the master Cochran was washed overboard on the 18 instant and that the carpenter died of fatigue and hardship the same night.

The survivors have been landed, and the two boys continue very ill their legs and feet so numbed And swollen as to incapacitate them for moving some days yet.
lieutenant Autridge is using every exertion to get the vessel into Dunbeg, and save the cargo, but this is very difficult, as her two chain cables are hanging over board at the forecastle and bows with the anchors attached and the sea rolls on a level with her gunnel. ---- Limerick Chronicle

Freemans Journal Tuesday, December 27, 1831

 
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