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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Thomasina   Russian  Old Head of Kinsale Co Cork  1915 

Thomasina : Thomasina Maclellan
Owner Thomson & Gray Glasgow 
Flag Russian  Builder A McMillan & Son Dumbarton 
Port   Build Date 1873 
Official No 68058  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1788 / 1873 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 262.6 | 40.7 | 23.8
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location 40 miles S/S/E Old Head of Kinsale Co Cork 
Date Lost 10/06/1915  Captain  
Cause Sunk By Gunfire  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

SUBMARINES AT WORK OFF KINSALE HEAD

Russian Craft Sunk Near Where The Lusitania Went Down Five Ships Destroyed

The submarines are at work again near the grave of the Lusitania having sunk the Russian bark Thomasina forty miles south-southeast of the Old Head of Kinsale yesterday. The members of the crew of the sailing ship have been landed at Queenstown.

A warning shot was fired by the submarine and the crew of the Russian bark was ordered to take to the boats. Seven shells were then fired into the vessel which sank in thirty minutes. The Captain of the bark and the crew of twenty men rowed toward land for seven hours until rescued by the steamship Polandia. The crew comprised seventeen Russians two Swedes and one Norwegian. The Thomasina was in ballast.

The New York Times: June 12 1915

 
Record Created on  14/03/2009
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