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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Essex   British  Galway Bay  1794 

Essex : 
Flag British  Builder Built in Glasgow 
Port Greenock  Build Date 1784 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 90 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Coaster  Rigging Style Sloop  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Aran Islands Galway Bay 
Date Lost 01/04/1794  Captain  
Cause Foundered  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Extract of a Letter from Limerick, April 5.

"In the heavy gale of wind on Sunday and Monday last several vessels have Suffered very much the Sloop Essex of and from Greenock to this port, is totally lost in the entrance of the Bay of Galway. The wrecks of a large ship and a brig have been drove on shore at the entrance of this river also a long boat with the name of R. Watson painted on it."

Lloyd's Evening Post, London, Wednesday, April 9, 1794

The Castor, Brockelbank, from Whitehaven and the sloop Essex -- from Greenock, are lost near Limerick and it is feared several other vessels have suffered. The wrecks of a large ship a brig and a long boat with the name Trannyon, R Watson of Liverpool on it, have driven on shore near the same place.

Sun (London, England), Monday, April 14, 1794
Record Created on  04/07/2009
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