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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Ann Mitchell   British  Arklow Bank Co Wicklow  1860 

Ann Mitchell : 
Owner John Mitchell, Glasgow 
Flag British  Builder John Crown, Sunderland 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1850 
Official No 23093  Material Oak & Teak 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 681 / 756 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 138.4 | 29.1 | 21.2
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Arklow Bank Co Wicklow 
Date Lost 31/01/1860  Captain John Hewitson 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Report of Captain John Hewitson late master of the ship Ann Mitchell 679 tones built of oak and teak in 1850 of Glasgow from Liverpool for Bombay with general merchandise Wrecked on the Arklow Bank.

Sailed from Liverpool on the 27th ult wind S.W. fresh breeze, crew consisting of 25 and proceeded all well until 6 a.m of 31th ult the weather then being very thick and the wind S.S.W., a heavy gale the ship under double-reefed topsails.

To the great surprise and alarm of the master struck on Arklow Bank on which she beat with great force all the sails were immediately thrown aback with the hope of backing her off but without effect as the sea set her further on the bank striking heavily and once making a great quantity of water the sea also making a clear breach over her. The pumps were kept Constantly at work but the water gained on them and at 10 a.m the ship filled the sea having knocked in the stern washing right through the ship and he (the master) and the crew momentarily expected to be washed of the deck over which the sea broke heavily.

At about 10:30 a.m perceived a steamer approaching as near as she could with safety outside the breakers. The lifeboat was hoisted out but with the most imminent risk and danger succeeded in getting part of the crew on board the steamer Ruby of Glasgow. The lifeboat stationed at Arklow then came off to the ship and took the master and mate and the remainder of the crew to the Ruby and then returned to the shore the ships lifeboat returning once to the ship to endeavour to save some of the clothes of the crew of which they saved but very little.

Finding the ship was fast breaking up and becoming a total wreck at about 3 p.m the Ruby directed her course for Milford Haven where all hands landed at 10 a.m of 31st ult.

Glasgow Herald Saturday, February, 11, 1860
Record Created on  21/08/2009
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