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|Bhurtpoor||British||Rosslare Co Wexford||1852|
|Owner||Pilkington & Wilson, Liverpool|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built At St.Johns New Brunswick|
|Official No||Material||Hackmatack & Black Birch|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo / Passenger||Rigging Style||Full Rigged Ship|
|Wreck Location||Holdens Bed Rosslare Co Wexford|
|Date Lost||18/09/1852||Captain||George Bainbridge|
|Cause||Ran Aground||Crew Lost|
|Position||52.15 N / 06.16 W||Passengers Lost||3|
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Bhurtpoor, Bainbridge of and from Liverpool for New Orleans with general cargo and 450 passengers struck on the south end of the Long Bank this morning at 2.30 a.m, where she remains with her three masts cut away.
The pilot boat has just arrived and landed 200 passengers and also a fishing boat with 40. There are eight more smacks gone to render assistance. All the passengers and crew have been saved with the exception of five the ship is a total wreck. Wexford, Sept. 18.
Daily News , Tuesday, September 21, 1852
Struck on the North Long Bank off Wexford Harbour Not allowing for the great indraught, and mistaking the Tuskar light for a steamer. All the passengers and crew have been saved with the exception of one man and two children who died from exposure to cold.
The ship is a total wreck. The "Bhurtpoor" remains in the same situation as when reported yesterday. The pilot boat and fishing smacks landed here this morning the remainder of the passengers and crew. Three of the passengers perished on board during the night it is feared that more of them were washed overboard.
Report From Admiralty Register Of Wrecks 1852
Sept 18.- The ship Bhurtpoor, of Liverpool bound to New Orleans with emigrants. During thick and dirty weather the ship struck on the Long Bank on the coast of Wexford 419 of the crew and passengers saved by the crews of 14 boats. The Lifeboat of the Shipwreck Institution, stationed at Kilmore saved about 33 persons. Reward silver medal to Mr. Martin Costello tide-surveyor and to Mr. Devereux pilot-master of Rosslare Point and 54L. to the crews of the boats.
Life Boat Journal May 1853
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