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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
John Scott   British  Kilcoole Co Wicklow  1873 

John Scott : 
Owner Capt.Mark Robinson and others 
Flag British  Builder John Scott , Whitehaven 
Port Whitehaven  Build Date 1835 
Official No 6484  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 222 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 88.2 | 24.2 | 16.2
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location India Bank Kilcoole Co Wicklow 
Date Lost 01/02/1873  Captain Capt.W.Musgrave 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost
Position 53.01 N / 05.50 W  Passengers Lost   
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WICKLOW SUNDAY EVENING.- The storm has been productive of a wreck off the Coast of Wicklow attended with serious loss of life. It appears that about seven o'clock on Saturday evening a vessel named the John Scott of Whitehaven struck on a dangerous reef known as the Indiaman Reef situate near Ballygannon Point. The captain and crew observing that there was no chance of saving her took to the ship's boat with the intention of making the nearest point of land. The frail craft was unfortunately upset in the boiling surf near the shore and her seven occupants were precipitated into the sea. One of them clung to the boat and finally reached the shore in safety; but we regret to say that the others were washed away and drowned.

Some of the bodies have been washed ashore. The John Scott was a brig of about 400 tons burden and was on a voyage from Whitehaven to Cardiff with a cargo of iron ore. It is supposed that being overtaken by the late boisterous weather in the Channel she was putting up for Kingstown when the disaster of Saturday night befell her.

Belfast News Letter Tuesday February 4, 1873

Record Created on  08/09/2008
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