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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Jessore   British  Fastnet Rock Co Cork  1877 

Jessore : 
Owner Eyre, Evans & Co, Liverpool 
Flag British  Builder Richardson, Duck & Co . Thornaby 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1876 
Official No 74538  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1617 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 246 | 40 | 23
Ships Role  Cargo / Passenger  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 100 Miles S-S-W of the Fastnet Rock Co Cork 
Date Lost 10/10/1877  Captain Lewis Murphy 
Cause Collision   Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Yesterday morning a telegram was received at Liverpool from Queenstown announcing a very disastrous collision between the London steamer Couset and the Liverpool ship Jessore in which the latter was so seriously damaged that she sank.Fortunately the crew and passengers of the unfortunate vessel managed to get on board the steamer which landed them at Queenstown.

The Jessore was a fine iron ship of 1,701 tons belonging to Mr.Wm.Rome of Liverpool. She left the port on Saturday last with a valuable cargo and a number of passengers for Melbourne and although the telegram did not state where this collision had when place it is most probably owing to the recent date of departure of the Jessore that the disaster occurred in the channel

A private telegram received by the owners says the steamer ran into the Jessore at six o'clock on the morning of Wednesday and so serious was the damage that the vessel sank in two hours afterwards. Everything was lost and the passengers had scarcely time to save their lives. Besides a number of passengers she had a crew of thirty one hands all of whom have lost their effects.

It is estimated that the total loss will be between 70,000/. and 80,000/. which chiefly falls on the underwriters in London Liverpool and Glasgow. The Steamer had her bows much damaged. The Jessore was quite a new vessel being built last year at Stockton by Messrs Richardson, Duck and Co , and was under the command of Captain Murphey

Daily News London, Friday, October 12, 1877

Ref : American Lloyd's Register of American and Foreign Shipping (1878)

Record Created on  09/02/2009
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