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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Advocate   British  Robert's Head Co Cork  1852 

Advocate : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder  
Port London  Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 296 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Robert's Head Co Cork 
Date Lost 15/04/1852  Captain George Donald 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position 51.43 N / 08.18 W   Passengers Lost   
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History

Advocate, Donald, which drifted on the rocks at Roberts Head inside the Point yesterday has capsized against the cliffs stove in her stern and is expected to become a wreck. Arrangements have been made to secure as much of the cargo as possible. Queenstown. April 15.

Daily News, London. Monday, April 19, 1852

Robert's Head The wind falling light and a heavy sea on the shore, vessel missing stays, and perhaps not anchoring timely, she drove on the rocky cliffs of outside the cove of that name and near the Bluff at eastern side.

The crew saved by the coast guard of Robert's Cove. The pilot had left the vessel having passed his limits and the vessel being so close upon a lee-shore she could not avail herself either of Queenstown or Kinsale Harbour. A steamer has been sent to her assistance and it is hoped she may be got off.

Has since become a total wreck. Cargo has washed ashore. Geo. Donald, Carlisle, mr. and principal owr.

Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
 
Record Created on  19/09/2009
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