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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Ellen Sophia   British  Smerwick Harbour Co Kerry  1865 

Ellen Sophia : 
Owner Fernandz , Bideford 
Flag British  Builder Built at Bideford 
Port Newport   Build Date 1854 
Official No 16979  Material Oak 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 219 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 108 | 22.1 | 13.5
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Ballydavid Head Smerwick Harbour Co Kerry 
Date Lost 15/01/1865  Captain Birkett 
Cause Driven ashore  Crew Lost  
Position 52.13 N / 10.22 W  Passengers Lost   
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Loss of All on Board

A telegram received in Liverpool yesterday states that the ship Ellen Sophia under command of Captain Birkett bound from Demerara to Liverpool was lost off Dingle Head near Cork Early on Sunday morning.

When last seen the Ellen Sophia was scudding before the wind and had signals of distress flying. She was evidently endeavouring to enter Smerwick Harbour but ran full on the rocks near Dingle and went down almost immediately. Not a soul on board so far as we can at present learn has been saved.

Birmingham Daily Post (Birmingham England) Wednesday January 18 1865.

Record Created on  16/03/2009
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