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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Earl of Buckinghamshire   Canadian  Galway Bay  1822 

Earl of Buckinghamshire : 
Flag Canadian  Builder Built at Montreal 
Port   Build Date 1814 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 593 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Galway Bay 
Date Lost 05/11/1822  Captain T. Johnson 
Cause Abandoned at sea  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The Earl of Buckinghamshire, from Quebec to Greenock, which was abandoned at sea drifted on shore in Galway Bay on the 5th instant and went to pieces.

The Morning Chronicle Wednesday, November 13, 1822

GREENOCK , Oct.29 - The ship Earl of Buckinghamshire, Johnston, from Quebec for this port, was abandoned at sea on the 11th inst. The crew had been in a very perilous state from the 6th, when the ship became water-logged during the tremendous gale of that day. Captain Johnston, in a letter to the owners, expressed himself under the greatest obligations to Captain Bona of the brig Mary of Richibucto, who took the crew and passengers in safety off the wreck, at considerable hazard, with the exception of two seamen, who perished in the gale of the 6th. The ship's company then consisted of the master and twenty-two seamen, and there were also on board two cabin and twenty-one steerage passengers.

Caledonian Mercury Saturday November 2 1822

Record Created on  29/01/2009
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