|Total Records: 1|
|Catherine||British||Greenore Point Co Wexford||1852|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built At Quebec|
|Official No||Material||Oak & Hackmatack|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||595 / 687|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Vessel||Rigging Style||Full Rigged Ship|
|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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FROM LLOYD'S LIST.
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.
James Barclay, mr. ; J. & A. Allen, Glasgow, owrs.
Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
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