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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Anna     Lough Foyle Co Derry  1852 

Anna : 
Owner  
Flag   Builder  
Port   Build Date 1839 
Official No   Material wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 174 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role    Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Tuns Bank Magilligan Point Lough Foyle Co Derry 
Date Lost 09/01/1852  Captain Wills 
Cause Driven Asore  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History
Anna, of Riga, Wills, from Malta to Derry came into the Lough and was driven by the gale on the Tons Bank five of the crew saved master and two boys left in a boat and have not since been heard of. The vessel still holds together.
Daily News (London, England), Tuesday, January 13, 1852

Driven from anchor by the gale on the west side of the Tons Bank. Master and two boys left in a boat, and not since (10th) heard of. Vessel still held together. Boat subsequently drifted ashore, with one boy clinging to it. Small portion of cargo saved.

Bower cable burst and other came home. Ship broke up on the 10th January. Five of the crew taken off by life-boat.

Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852

Jan. 9. The brig Anna of Riga, wrecked near Innishowen Head, entrance of Lough Foyle, Derry. Six out of 10 of the crew saved by fishermen, a boy in an exhausted state rescued out of the surf by a man wading into the sea. Reward 8L.

The Life Boat May 1852 Award Of Medals, Gratuities
 
Record Created on  10/09/2009
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