|Total Records: 1|
|Pearl||British||Old Head of Kinsale Co Cork||1927|
|Owner||Nelson & Co Whithaven|
|Flag||British||Builder||Shepherd & Leech , Whitehaven|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||82.6 | 20.3 | 11.2|
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Brigantine|
|Wreck Location||Garretstown Courtmacsherry Bay Old Head of Kinsale Co Cork|
|Cause||Ran Aground||Crew Lost|
|Position||51.38 N / 08.34 W||Passengers Lost|
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FAILURE OF LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS.
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)DUBLIN, DEC. 20.
Information was received in Dublin this morning that a three-masted Schooner named the Pearl from Gloucester with a crew of four or five had struck a reef at Garrettstown Co. Cork about seven miles south of Kinsale.
The volunteer life-saving crew from the Old Head of Kinsale succeeded in firing two rockets over the vessel which was being swept by heavy seas but though lines of communication were established and a breeches buoy was rigged up none of the members of the crew was able to come ashore. The volunteer crew worked all through the night without avail and the Pearl having been broken up by the seas foundered with all hands.
The vessel was stranded about a quarter of a mile from the shore and shortly before she went to pieces members of the crew could be seen clinging to the masts while huge waves broke over the ship. A large amount of wreckage was washed ashore this morning.
The Times, Wednesday, Dec 21, 1927
|Record Created on 27/08/2008|
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