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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Benin   British  Ballinskelligs Bay Co Kerry  1847 

Benin : 
Flag British  Builder  
Port Liverpool  Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt  
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Ballinskelligs Bay Co Kerry 
Date Lost 17/12/1847  Captain Tuzo 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
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CAHIRCIVEEN, DEC. 17th.-The Barque Benin of Liverpool 360 tons burden on her way from Benin west coast of Africa to Liverpool was driven into Ballinskelligs Bay at three o'clock this morning. She is laden with palm oil and ivory and consigned to her owners Harrison and Co, Liverpool.

Sixteen of the crew including the captain and one passenger have been saved. The exertions of the country people in saving the crew were more praiseworthy. It was most gratifying to witness the sympathy and kindness shown by the people towards the survivors they carried them on their backs for more than three miles to Waterville. It is expected that a great portion of the valuable cargo will be saved.-Tralee Chronicle.

Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper, Sunday, December 26, 1847

Waterville , Dec 17 -- The Benin of and for Liverpool from Benin went on shore Ballinskelligs bay to day and is breaking up mate and two seamen drowned . Very little of the cargo will be saved.

The Belfast News-Letter, Friday, December 24, 1847

Record Created on  13/02/2009
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