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|Swan||British||Drogheda Harbour Co Louth||1852|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built At Barmouth|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Coaster||Rigging Style||Smack|
|Wreck Location||2 Miles east of Drogheda Harbour Co Louth|
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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
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