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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Georgina   British  Foynes Shannon Estuary Co Limerick  1884 

Georgina : 
Owner Johnson & Wayward St.Johns  
Flag British  Builder Ives Nova Scotia 
Port Greenock  Build Date 1860 
Official No 3668  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 127 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 91.7 | 22.6 | 11.9
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Brigantine  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Foynes Shannon Estuary Co Limerick 
Date Lost 05/05/1884  Captain  
Cause Collision  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Yesterday a schooner laden with timber was sunk in the Shannon at a point between Foynes and Red Gap by the steam boat Vale of Calder of the Clyde Shipping Company outward bound from Limerick which came in collision with her. The crew were saved.

Freeman's Journal Saturday May 10 1884
(Before Judge Townsend.)

THE VALE OF CALDER -- This was a suit instituted by R S M'Murland of Glasgow owner of the brigantine Georgiana of Greenock against the steamer Vale of Calder for damages for a collision which took place in the River Shannon a short distance from Foynes on the 5th May last.

The Georgiana had left Foynes that morning about six o'clock on a voyage to Glasgow and when beating down the river towards the sea she was overtaken by the Vale of Calder which ran into her port side and sank her the crew losing all their effects save the clothes they were wearing and naturally escaping with their lives by getting on board the steamer.

The defendant admitted most of the allegations in the petition and the case resolved itself into one of damages. Judge Townsend made a decree for damages to be measured by the Registrar. For the plaintiff Mr. Martin Burke (instructed by Mr. J C Doran). Counsel for defendant Mr. R Armstrong solicitors Messrs Hamerton Queen's Proctors.

Freeman's Journal Saturday June 21 1884
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