Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Clara   British  Ards Peninsula Co Down  1883 

Clara : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder Cape George Nova Scotia 
Port Belfast  Build Date 1851 
Official No 33689  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 141 / 156 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 87.8 | 26.4 | 11.3
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brigantine  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location M'Cannon Rocks Portavogie Ards Peninsula Co Down 
Date Lost 06/02/1883  Captain Graham Skelton 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost
Position 54.27 N / 05.25 W  Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

WRECKS ON THE COUNTY DOWN COAST.
SEVERAL LIVES LOST.

On Tuesday night a violent gale prevailed over the north of Ireland and a great deal of damage has been done to shipping on the County Down coast. Several vessels went ashore and last night they had nearly all gone to pieces.

On Tuesday morning eight or nine coal laden vessels left Maryport for various ports in the north of Ireland. One of them was the schooner Clara owned by W.M.Barkley of Belfast and bound for that port. About six o'clock the Clara took the shore on M'Cammon Rock near Portaferry a short distance from where the emigrant ship Wild Deer struck a few weeks ago.

The crew were six in number and all except one were lost. Their names are Graham Skelton master John Barron mate Samuel Humphreys, Michael D.Culleia, John Phillips and James M`Dowell, seamen. The last named was saved. Yesterday evening Skelton's body was washed ashore but none of the others have come to land. The Clara has broken up.

Glasgow Herald ,Thursday, February 8,1883
 
Record Created on  13/06/2009
Search Wrecks
Ship Name
County

Date Range 30/12/2010
From To

Official Number