Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Comte De Dillon   French  Shannon Estuary Co Clare  1786 

Comte De Dillon : 
Flag French  Builder  
Port Nantz  Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 160 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Smuggling  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Shannon Estuary Co Clare 
Date Lost 26/10/1786  Captain  
Cause Driven ashore  Crew Lost  
Position 52.33 N / 09.50 W  Passengers Lost   
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" A letter from Limerick says that a French smuggling vessel belonging to Nantz called the Comte De Dillon of 160 tons was drove on shore in a gale of wind the 12th instant at the mouth of the Shannon and entirely lost.

The crew were saved as was some part of her cargo , but information being given by one Murphy one of the crew that she was in the smuggling trade and had disposed of some part of her cargo on the coast the revenue officers seized what was saved out of the wreck. "

Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (London, England), Thursday, October 26, 1786

Record Created on  10/12/2008
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