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|Catherine Richards||British||Ballyheigue Bay Tralee Co Kerry||1891|
|Catherine Richards :|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||95.5 | 22.6 | 12.8|
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Ballyheigue Bay Tralee Co Kerry|
|Position||52.22 N / 09.50 W||Passengers Lost|
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WRECK ON THE IRISH COAST-SUPPOSED LOSS OF THE CREW
The Schooner Catherine Richards with a cargo of grain from Africa to Limerick was wrecked yesterday morning in Ballyheigne Bay Kerry coast and it is feared the captain and crew have been lost.
On Tuesday morning the vessel was in Brandon Bay flying distress signals and though a heavy storm was raging some fishermen put out and found the ship was dragging her anchors and drifting to sea.
The master said his crew of six had nothing to eat but a few buscuits and asked the fishermen to bring them bread seeing the vessel was drifting. The fishermen refused to go ashore and return with supplies but offered to take off the crew a few of whom wanted to be taken ashore. The captain would not allow them to leave the vessel which then drifted off and yesterday morning she was discovered by coastguards high on the rocks and firmly wedged.
Some of the Glendiha villagers boarded the ship but found no one aboard. The captain and crew may have escaped being so near the coast but on account of the severe storm this is not considered probable.
Glasgow Herald Friday January 1, 1892
THE WRECK ON THE KERRY COAST.
The inquest on the six seamen the crew of the Carnarven Schooner Catherine Richards which was wrecked in Ballyheigue Bay was concluded before Captian Thomas Spring coroner yesterday. The evidence went to show that the vessel was anchored in Brandon Bay and broke from her mooring drifting to sea. The crew left in a boat which was stove in after launching. The vessel had been chartered by Pritchard Brothers Glasgow. The jury found that the crew were drowned while attempting to land in the ship's lifeboat on December 30.
Glasgow Herald Thursday January 7 1892.
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