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|Amy||British||Clonakilty Bay Co Cork||1852|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo / Passenger||Rigging Style||Barque|
|Wreck Location||Barryscove Clonakilty Bay Co Cork|
|Date Lost||22/03/1852||Captain||Robert Drury|
|Cause||Driven ashore in a gale||Crew Lost||14|
|Position||51.35 N / 08.47 W||Passengers Lost||2|
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Wreck Of The Ship Amy. - Fifteen Lives Lost
A melancholy shipwreck was made known on Thursday in the city namely the total loss of the ship Amy of London, while on a passage from Belize Bay of Honduras for Cork on the coast at kinsale and that all the crew three men excepted met with a watery grave.
On Tuesday morning when off the Barry Cove she was overtaken with a heavy gale of wind which forced her ashore within a short distance of the coastguard station and within the short space of twenty minutes went entirely to pieces and her fragments and cargo were swept along the shore for miles.
The crew amounted to eighteen men including Master and officers only three were saved. The ship was a fine vessel 400 tons burden.
Caledonian Mercury, Thursday, April 1, 1852
Driven on shore near Barry's Cove on the S.W side of the Seven Heads signal tower.
No assistance could have been rendered in the way of saving life, " although rockets are at the stations on both sides of the wreck " as the vessel went to pieces in a quarter of an hour after she struck.
Three of the crew saved themselves by clinging to the rocks. Wreck caused through thick weather and the vessel would not wear or stay, it appears she was well constructed and well supplied with charts including that part where wrecked.
Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
March 22.The Barque Amy of London having struck on a rock during thick and blowing weather near Barry Cove on the coast of Cork immediately went to pieces and out of a crew of 18 men 15 perished. The three survivors were saved by three Coast-Guardmen and others descending a precipitous cliff. Reward 4L. 10s.
Life Boat Journal May 1853
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