Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Harmony   British  Dingle Bay Co Kerry  1819 

Harmony : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder  
Port Whitby  Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 300 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Rossbeigh Dingle Bay Co Kerry 
Date Lost 23/01/1819  Captain John Trueman 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost 11 
Position 59.03 N / 09.59 W  Passengers Lost 
Google Map Location
 
 
History

MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECKS

The Harmony of Whitby 300 tons John Trueman master from St John’s N.B. for Liverpool with timber was wrecked on Sunday night at Rossbeigh county of Kerry Ireland accompanied with the distressing circumstances of the loss of eleven of her crew and also of the two pilots out of four who boarded the vessel of her first appearance off the coast of Kells near Iveragh.

The vessel was driven on shore during a tremendous storm when the Captain and crew formed the imprudent resolution of attempting to gain the shore with the boat but she had scarcely parted the wreck when she was swamped and out of sixteen persons including the four pilots three only reached the shore alive.

The captain and his brother in law a man of much opulence who had gone from Greenland to New Brunswick in order to accompany him home. Nine of the crew and two pilots perished. It is most melancholy to reflect that had they remained a few hours longer on the wreck they might have all walked ashore at the ebbing of the tide.

One of the pilots took hold of a couple of oars which brought him onshore and the mate of the vessel and another pilot caught each a hold of one of the rings of the small boat as she upset in which state they struggled for a long time with the violence of the sea but were at length thrown on shore in a state of exhaustion and insensibility.

Name of the crew who were drowned: John Trueman, Master; Thomas Wilson, mariner, drowned at sea, Thomas Wilson, mariner, drowned at sea ; Thomas Dyle, Rich Ramsdan, Geo Kirk, Charles Johnson, Joslah Chapman, Alexander Ross, William Thomson, Benj. Gibson, Robert Jackson, and Charles Jones, mariners drowned at Rossbeigh.

Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh, Scotland), Thursday January 28th, 1819
 
Record Created on  18/03/2009
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