Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Drydens   British  Cork Harbor  1870 

Drydens : 
Owner J . Dryden 
Flag British  Builder Built in Sunderland 
Port North Shields  Build Date 1866 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 425 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 131 | 28.3 | 17.5
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Cobh Cork Harbor 
Date Lost 14/12/1870  Captain  
Cause Collision   Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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On Wednesday, as the screw-steamer Fire Queen of Liverpool cotton laden from New Orleans was leaving Queenstown harbour having coaled on her way to Liverpool she ran into the barque Drydens of North Shields carrying a cargo of wheat from Odessa.

The barque was struck on the starboard bow and sank in the harbour which she was just entering in ten fathoms of water. The Fire Queen had to be put back and grounded her fore compartment being full of water. No lives were lost. The vessels at the time of the collision were in the charge of branch pilots.

Northern Echo Friday, December 16, 1870

Record Created on  13/02/2009
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