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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Lord O'Neill   British  Blaskets Co Kerry  1898 

Lord O'Neill : 
Owner T. Dixon & Sons 
Flag British  Builder Harland & Wolff Belfast 
Port Belfast  Build Date 1884 
Official No 90106  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1816 / 2753 / 2596 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 340.5 | 38.3 | 26
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Blaskets Co Kerry 
Date Lost 19/01/1898  Captain  
Cause Ran a Ground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

THE LORD O'NEILL WRECKED ON THE KERRY COAST.

A DUBLIN AND BELFAST CREW
RESCUED AFTER FOURTEEN HOURS IN OPEN BOATS.

INTERVIEW WITH THE SECOND OFFICER.

The steamship Lord O'Neill trading between Dublin and Baltimore was wrecked on Thursday morning off the Blasket Islands on the Kerry coast. The Lord O'Neill was manned by a crew of thirty two hands Dublin and Belfast men who after fourteen hours in boats in the open sea were rescued by the Kincora of the Limerick Steamship Company and brought to Limerick this morning. The men suffered much by exposure.

The vessel struck the Isle of Vellanaoe about twelve o'clock and the crew had barely time to take to the lifeboats when the vessel began to go down. The cargo was miscellaneous principally for Dublin and Belfast and comprised a considerable quantity of poles for the Dublin electric tramways.

Our Limerick correspondent wires All the crew of the Lord O'Neill were Irishmen without exception hailing from Dublin and Belfast. From an interview with Mr. Johnson the second officer and Mr Wogers I learned that they were in the boats for fourteen hours eighteen in the starboard boat and fourteen in the port boat.

The steamer struck the rocks at 12.30 on Thursday morning and the port boat was not picked up by Kincora until 3.30 yesterday afternoon. The boats had separated and the men suffered greatly. They were all taken on board the Kincora where the utmost kindness was extended to them. All were made turn in and their clothes dried. Most of the crew leave here by the four o'clock mail for Dublin.

Freemans Journal ( Ireland ) Saturday January 22,1898

 
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