Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Don Quixote   American  Galway Bay  1879 

Don Quixote : 
Owner  
Flag American  Builder Built in Belfast Maine 
Port New York  Build Date 1866 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 426 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 120 | 29 | 17
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Arran Islands Galway Bay 
Date Lost 13/01/1879  Captain York 
Cause Abandoned  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

LANDING OF THE SURVIVORS OF A WRECKED CREW

The survivors of the crew of the Don Quixote bound from New York for Limerick with petroleum on Tuesday put into Galway in the vessel's lifeboat accompanied by two officers and two seamen put on board by a passing German steamer to nagivate it to its destination.

The Don Quixote had experienced severe weather in crossing the Atlantic and lost the captain, first and second mates, and one of the forecastle hands. Finally it was found necessary to abandon her off the Arran Islands and take to the boats. A tug steamer has left Galway in search of the missing ship.

Liverpool Mercury, Thursday, January 16, 1879

 
Record Created on  13/12/2008
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