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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Maid Of Galloway   British  Balbriggan, Co Dublin  1850 

Maid Of Galloway : 
Owner New Steam Shipping Co, of Stranraer 
Flag British  Builder John Barclay Glasgow 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1836 
Official No   Material  
    Tonnage nrt/grt 223 G 
Ship type Paddle Steamer  Dimensions 116.6 | 17.4 | 
Ships Role    Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Balbriggan, Co Dublin 
Date Lost 31/03/1850  Captain  
Cause Boiler Explosion  Crew Lost  
Position 53.36 N / 06.09 W  Passengers Lost   
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Loss off the Maid Of Galloway Steamer

We regret to observe that this neat little steamer has been lost off the coast of Ireland. The Maid of Galloway plied for several years betwixt Stranraer and Glasgow, and more recently betwixt Liverpool and Dumfries.

While proceeding from Liverpool to Goole on the 30th March she burst a boiler off Holyhead and next day went ashore on the rocks near Balbriggan. It is stated from Dublin under date 2d April that the Maid is breaking up a survey has been held and the hull and machinery recommended to be sold.

Glasgow Herald Friday , April 12 , 1850



The wreck of this steam vessel which went upon the rocks at Balbriggan during the gale on Sunday last was sold on Friday at auction .The hull and machinery after a smart competition were knocked down to Mr Fagan of Dublin 230L .The spars , rigging &e, were sold in seperate lots and owing to the Judicious management of Mr Walsh Lloyds agent a considerable sum was realised.

Freemans Journal Monday, April 8, 1850

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