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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Providence   British  Strangford Lough Co Down  1852 

Providence : 
Flag British  Builder  
Port Pwllheli  Build Date 1812 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 32 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Coaster  Rigging Style Smack  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Pladdy Lugs Strangford Lough Co Down 
Date Lost 16/06/1852  Captain J. Roberts 
Cause Sank  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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STRANGFORD, June 16 - The Providence, Roberts of Nevin, from Caernarvon for Largs, foundered on our bar this day. She sprung a leak when off the calf of Man and Captain Roberts finding the leak gaining on them immediately kept the vessel before the wind the sea being very heavy and steered for the land made this bar about noon it being ebb tide and the vessel getting unmanageable from the quantity of water in the hold could not stem the tide but succeeded in getting a little inside the heavy sea and finding the vessel about to go down the crew took to the boat when she immediately sank.

Two pilots were at hand who took the boat in tow and saved her from being drifted into the sea where she would soon have been swamped. The vessel is fast breaking up, and drifting in small fragments. She sunk in about seven fathoms water.

The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Friday, June 25

Sunk in centre of the bar in 7 ft. water. Crew saved by James and John Macguire ; the vessel being small and deeply laden, she sprung a leak off the Calf of Man, and with a heavy sea on she soon went down " Stress of weather." Jno. Roberts, mr. and owr.

Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852

June 16. The smack Providence, of Nevin foundered during a gale of wind from the S.E. near Strangford Bar on the coast of Down. Crew of 3 men saved by a shore-boat manned by 2 men. Reward 2L.

Life Boat Journal May 1853
Record Created on  25/09/2009
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