Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Success   British  Ventry Co Kerry  1862 

Success : 
Owner J. Girvan Liverpool 
Flag British  Builder Russel Liverpool 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1841 
Official No 2341  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 297 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Ventry Co Kerry 
Date Lost 24/02/1862  Captain  
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
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History

SHIPWRECK - NINE LIVES LOST

From our Correspondent
Dingle, Feb. 22.

A barque named the Success, bound for Liverpool from Demerara and laden with timber was driven on the rocks at Ventry harbour yesterday morning and became a total wreck. In conquence of the place where the vessel struck no assistance could be rendered the rocks being so steep and it blowing a storm at the time.

Nine of the crew were drowned. The captain and one man were saved by clipping to an air-bed which was washed on shore.

Freemans Journal , Tuesday , February 25 , 1862
 
Record Created on  22/03/2009
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