|Total Records: 1|
|Carolina||Malta||Patrick's Bay Co Wexford||1852|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Patrick's Bay Co Wexford|
|Cause||Ran Ashore||Crew 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.
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
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