Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Carolina   Malta  Patrick's Bay Co Wexford  1852 

Carolina : 
Flag Malta  Builder  
Port   Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 212 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Patrick's Bay Co Wexford 
Date Lost 08/01/1852  Captain  
Cause Ran Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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SHIPWRECK.-- The Maltese brig Carolina 212 tons register Captain G. Nicolas with a cargo of maize from Constantinople left Queenstown on the 7th instant at six o'clock in the evening for Waterford.

At seven a.m. on the 8th was at the Hook Light first lay to, to wait for a pilot when it began to blow a terrific gale from the S.W which obliged the Captain to reef all sails during which time the wind and current impelling constantly onshore and seeing he could not clear the Conningbeg light ship be came on the other tack and was driven on shore in Patrick's Bay, Slade, ten a.m.

The Captain and crew remained on board until about one p.m. when seeing their only chance of escape they launched with great difficulty the long boat and reached the shore after a very narrow escape. The vessel is a total loss being literally in pieces. Crew 13 in number and a Cork pilot saved with the loss of everything they possessed.
-- Waterford Chronicle

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Tuesday, January 13, 1852

Went ashore to the east ward of Hook Lighthouse, Patrick's Bay, and went to pieces. Crew saved in their own boat with great difficulty. Cause of accident bad weather, want of knowledge of navigation by foreigner. A man from Queenstown on board. Nicholas, mr. Paulvello & Nicholas, ownrs.

Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
Record Created on  02/09/2009
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