Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Mohawk   British  Skelligs Co Kerry  1865 

Mohawk : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Bristol 
Port Bristol  Build Date 1842 
Official No 4085  Material Fir 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 172 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 83.5 | 21.6 | 13.3
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Skelligs Co Kerry 
Date Lost 22/12/1865  Captain  
Cause Foundered at sea  Crew Lost 10 
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The Brig Mohawk of Bristol is in distress

Five people on the quarter deck hailed they were short of provisions and water and five hands were washed overboard sails split; boat washing about deck ; people exhausted ; wind S.S.W strong gale heavy seas ; hove to and tried to communicate with signals but evidently they had none on board ; was unable to render assistance ; she was spoken on 22 Dec by the Bolivia (now at Liverpool) off Skelligs which on the 23rd wore and stood in and saw nothing of the brig.

Glasgow Herald (Glasgow Scotland) Saturday December 30 1865

The loss of the Bristol Ship Mohawk

In our last we reported the supposed loss of the brig Mohawk of Bristol bound from the West Coast of Africa to London with a valuable cargo of palm oil.

There seems now to be no doubt about the matter as a number of casks of palm oil have been washed ashore upon various parts of the coast the marks upon which correspond with these upon the chief portion of the cargo of the Mohawk.

It will be remembered that she was spoken with by a steamer off Skelligs on the 27th ult in distress with loss of sails and five of her crew. The weather was bad at the time that the steamer was unable to render her assistance.

The Bristol Mercury (Bristol England) Saturday January 13 1866

Record Created on  17/03/2009
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