Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Blanche Moore   British  Wexford Harbour Co Wexford  1867 

Blanche Moore : 
Owner Charles Moore & Co Liverpool 
Flag British  Builder Donald McKay, East Boston 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1854 
Official No 12975  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1837 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 228 | 42.5 | 25.5
Ships Role  Cargo / Passanger  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Long Bank Wexford Harbour Co Wexford 
Date Lost 24/05/1867  Captain Ryan 
Cause Ran Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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WEXFORD, MONDAY - On Saturday evening a Cork Schooner the Nonpareil Captain Carey bound from Liverpool to Waterford with Indian corn foundered within about 20 miles of the Tuscar light house and on yesterday evening a large ship the Blanche Moore Captain Ryan belonging to Messrs Wilson Cunningham and Co, Liverpool and bound from that port to Calcutta with a cargo of salt struck on the Long Bank outside this harbour and is likely to become a total wreck.

Fortunately no lives have been lost out of either vessel as the crew of the first named four in number escaped in the boat shortly before the vessel sunk and all hands thirty seven all told, having been taken out of the Blanche Moore by the Carnesore life boat assisted by the boats belonging to the vessel. Whilst the crew of the Nonpareil were working their little boat towards shore in a very stormy sea the boy was washed overboard but by a praiseworthy effort of his three shipmates he was saved from drowning and the four of them landed after nearly nine hours hard rowing at the coast guard station at Carracloe.

It was 12 o'clock at night when they reached the shore. Nothing was saved from the vessel except what was contained in the captain's trunk. The wreck of the Blanche Moore is attributed to the vessel's being unmanageable and not obeying the helm. Some of her ropes and blocks have been saved, but as she is filled with water of course the cargo must be lost. She was upwards' of 200 tons burthen.

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Wednesday, May 29, 1867

The Wreck Of The Blanche Moore Yesterday the Captain of the steam-tug Sea King reported to the Liverpool underwriters that on the 15th and 16th inst he passed large quantities of wreckage in the Irish Channel near Mizen Head and Tuskar. Amongst the wreckage he noticed a number of casks a spar about 30 feet long and a name board with the word "Moore" in yellow letters. These various articles are supposed to be long to the Blanche Moore which sailed from Liverpool for Calcutta in May last with a cargo of salt and was subsequently wrecked on the Irish coast.

Daily News ( London ) Thursday, September 19, 1867
Record Created on  18/08/2008
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