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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Swan   British  Drogheda Harbour Co Louth  1852 

Swan : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder Built At Barmouth 
Port Barmouth  Build Date 1830 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 23 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Coaster  Rigging Style Smack  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location 2 Miles east of Drogheda Harbour Co Louth 
Date Lost 16/04/1852  Captain Amroyl 
Cause Sank  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

The Smack Swan, of Barmouth foundered this morning in this bay two miles eastwards of the bar. Previous to her sinking a pilot boat hailed her and offered to take out the crew as they perceived the vessel to be in a sinking state they refused to leave her.

The crew then set sail to the vessel to run for the harbour when a heavy sea broke on board of her filled the mainsail and we have to regret the vessel lurched and sank with her crew three in number who were drowned. There was a heavy sea running in the bay.

The Belfast News Letter. Wednesday. April 21, 1851

Supposed to have sprung a leak and foundered. Pilots would not board, as the ship was in a sinking state, but wanted the crew to leave her, but they refused. Capsized, owing to cargo shifting. Amroyl Mr . , Of Barmouth

Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
 
Record Created on  20/09/2009
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