|Total Records: 1|
|Benin||British||Ballinskelligs Bay Co Kerry||1847|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Barque|
|Wreck Location||Ballinskelligs Bay Co Kerry|
|Cause||Driven Ashore||Crew Lost||3|
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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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