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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Catherine   British  Greenore Point Co Wexford  1852 

Catherine : 
Flag British  Builder Built At Quebec 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1850 
Official No   Material Oak & Hackmatack 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 595 / 687 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Splaugh Rock Greenore Point Co Wexford 
Date Lost 25/03/1852  Captain James Barclay 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position 52.14.0339 N / 06.17.8885 W  Passengers Lost   
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Wexford, March 25. The Catherine, Barclay from Liverpool to Montreal got on shore at the north side of Splangh rock last night and filled, her decks are covered at high water some cargo and part of the materials landed. The vessel is expected to become a wreck.

Struck on the Splaugh Rock, " owing in part to negligence ; the lead had not been hove ; mistook Taskar Light for the Bishops, and bore away N.S.W. and shortly afterwards struck."

The vessel was abandoned at daylight and taken possession of by the chief officer of the Ballygeary Coast Guard Station. Sail should have been shortened when the light was made to have ascertained the soundings as well as to make sure of what light it was before bearing up to it.

Chief cause of accident appears to be the mistaking of Tuskar for Bishops.
Part of cargo (about 8,0001. worth) was saved before the vessel broke up. Has since become a total wreck ; ship has broken up.

James Barclay, mr. ; J. & A. Allen, Glasgow, owrs.

Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
Record Created on  18/09/2009
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