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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Tripoli   British  Tuskar Rock Co Wexford  1872 

Tripoli : 
Flag British  Builder J & G Thomson, Govan 
Port   Build Date 1863 
Official No 45997  Material  
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1401 / 2057 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 292.5 | 38.2 | 
Ships Role  Transatlantic liner  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Tuskar Rock Co Wexford 
Date Lost 17/05/1872  Captain Barr 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position 52.11 N / 06.12 W  Passengers Lost   
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Wexford, Friday.

The Tripoli royal mail steamer from New York to Liverpool is on the South Rock near Tuskar Lighthouse. The mails were landed at Queenstown on yesterday. The passengers have been taken off by a schooner bound to Waterford. The Tripoli is belonging to the Cunard line Barr, master. Hopes are entertained that she will be got off. The Collector of Customs and Lloyd's agent left in the Ruby to render assistance


Waterford Friday.

A feeling of consternation prevailed in this city early to-day on news reaching by telegraph from the Dunmore pilot station that the Tripoli one of the Canard liners had become a total wreck off the Tuskar rock lying off this harbour at an early hour this morning. The feeling being intensified by the then difficulty of knowing whether or not any lives had been lost. At a later period that feeling was much allayed by another despatch which stated that the crew forty-six in number were taken off by the schooner Naiad from Liverpool to Waterford including the master and the passengers about two hundred by another schooner name not known.

From reliable information received the Tripoli left Liverpool yesterday evening for Boston via Queenstown and passed the schooner Naiad some hours before the Tusoar was sighted all then going well weather fine Shortly after four o'clock this moaning the vessel for some reason not stated became stranded on the Tuscar reef about half a mile south-west of the lights.

As the passengers were all in bed at the time none but those in charge of the vessel were aware of the jeopardy in which they were placed but in a few minutes the decks were crowded and as the vessel was found to be filling fast the boats were launched and crowded. Very fortunately they were shortly afterwards picked up by the schooner Naiad bound for Waterford and a Cork steamer the Naiad picked up forty-six and landed them in Waterford to night.

The remainder of the passengers and crew about 150 in all were picked up by the steamer and are believed to be taken on to Glaagow. At the time the Naiad left this evening the vessel was a total wreck. The passengers as stated above were safely picked up by the steamer and are presumed to have gone to Glasgow. The passengers lost all their luggage.

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, May 18, 1872
Record Created on  16/06/2009
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