|Total Records: 1|
|Joseph Sprott||British||Rosscarbery Bay Co Cork||1871|
|Joseph Sprott :|
|Owner||Sprott & Co|
|Flag||British||Builder||Williamson , Harrington|
|Official No||55064||Material||Iron Frame Planked|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||162.0 | 28.5 | 17.2|
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Barque|
|Wreck Location||Rosscarbery Bay Co Cork|
|Cause||Driven ashore in a Gale||Crew Lost|
|Position||51.33 N / 08.58 W||Passengers Lost|
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WRECK OF THE JOSEPH SPROTT ON THE IRISH COAST
A telegram was received yesterday from Queenstown reporting the total lose in Ros Bay near Galley Head a promontory on the coast of Cork of the well known Liverpool ship Joseph Sprott Captain Rice bound from Manila to Liverpool with a cargo of sugar.
She was driven on the rocks during the height of Monday morning's gale and became a total wreck. Nothing has been heard of the crew and we fear unless they were picked off before she struck they would be lost amongst the rocks.
The Coastguard have charge of the wreckage which is being washed ashore. The Joseph Sprott was a composite ship of 562 tons built in Harrington in 1866 by Williams and owned by J.B Sprott of Liverpool. She left Manila on the 25th October.
Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, February 21,1871
|Record Created on 26/05/2009|
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