Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Glad Tidings   British  Tralee Bay Co Kerry  1874 

Glad Tidings : 
Flag British  Builder Jones Aberystwyth 
Port Aberystwyth  Build Date 1866 
Official No 53043  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 101 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 77 | 20.6 | 10.8
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  3 Masted
Super Structure
Wreck Location Fenit Island Tralee Bay Co Kerry 
Date Lost 14/04/1874  Captain  
Cause Driven ashore  Crew Lost  
Position 52.17 N / 09.53 W  Passengers Lost   
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From our Correspondent. Tralee Tuesday.

Yesterday and last night a fearful storm swept over this distrect doing considerable damage. Two ships are ashore in Brandon Bay one of which us a large barque. The coast guard were on duty there all night. A barque is ashore at Ferret Island only one man on board saved. The vessel’s name is Glad Tidings. She had sailed from Shannon. This morning the bodies of the captain the mate and one seaman belonging to her were washed ashore. The vessel was laden with timber from Cardiff. Another vessel lies in Ballyhaigue Bay in great danger.

Freeman’s Journal, Wednesday April 15th 1874

Tralee Wednesday.

The following are further particulars of the wrecks consequent on the dreadful storm from N.W which I telegraphed yesterday. The three masted schooner Glad Tidings of Liverpool left ClareCastle in the Shannon on Saturday with a cargo of driftwood for Cardiff.

On Monday night she was blown into Tralee bay in a disabled state and showing signals of distress but nothing could be done for her. She was driven ashore at Fenit and is a total wreck having lost two of her masts. It was then discovered that there was only one man Duncan Bell able seaman on board lashed to the remaining mast the master mate cook and the remaining seamen having been washed overboard during the night.

Freeman’s Journal, Thursday April 16th 1874

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