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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Joseph Sprott   British  Rosscarbery Bay Co Cork  1871 

Joseph Sprott : 
Owner Sprott & Co 
Flag British  Builder Williamson , Harrington  
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1866 
Official No 55064  Material Iron Frame Planked 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 559 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 162.0 | 28.5 | 17.2
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Rosscarbery Bay Co Cork 
Date Lost 13/02/1871  Captain Rice 
Cause Driven ashore in a Gale  Crew Lost  
Position 51.33 N / 08.58 W  Passengers Lost   
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History

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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