Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Caledonia   British  Co Antrim  1880 

Caledonia : 
Owner Minty & Co 
Flag British  Builder Built at Portsoy, Banff 
Port Banff  Build Date 1856 
Official No 10454  Material Fir , Elm & Larch 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 70 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Red Bay Co Antrim 
Date Lost 26/11/1880  Captain  
Cause Abandoned and Sank  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

Sligo, Nov 27 -- Captain Keble of the steamer Glasgow, arrived here from Liverpool today. Reports that at eight am on Thursday the 25th instant when passing Red Bay county Antrim saw a schooner about four miles to leeward bearing E, with no canvas set.

Steamed down to her and found her to be the Caledonia of New Banff she had apparently drifted from Red Bay as a chain hung from her star board hawsepipe. Manned the lifeboat and sent her alongside. The mate on her return reported that there were no crew on board and she appeared to be sinking, therefore did not board her.

Returned to the Glasgow. About 20 minutes after the lifeboat returned saw her go down.

Liverpool Mercury etc, Monday, November 29, 1880
 
Record Created on  18/07/2009
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