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|Mary Jane||British||Carnsore Point Co Wexford||1852|
|Mary Jane :|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built in Nantes France|
|Port||New Ross||Build Date||1847|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Rigging Style||Brigantine|
|Wreck Location||25 Miles South East of Carnsore Point Co Wexford|
|Date Lost||16/02/1852||Captain||J. Spelling|
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COLLISION AT SEA.
Captain Spelling, master of the brigantine Mary Jane Of New Ross reports that during his voyage from Chester for the former port his vessel was ran down by a strange ship on the 15th inst., about 13 miles N.N.W. of the South Bishop Light. But was unable to ascertain the name or country of the ship.
She struck the Mary Jane on the starboard mainchains knocked her mainmast over the larboard quarter and stove her the crew cried for assistance but received no reply. They then got their boat over the side of the vessel which was injured by the collision and had scarcely entered and got clear of the ship before she sank.
About six o'clock they made signal by means of an old flag on an oar to a large barque which proved to be the John Bunyan of Sunderland, Captain Lawson from this port for Demerara, where they were treated with great kindness. They were subsequently transformed to a Waterford pilot-boat which landed them at Dunmore in Waterford harbour from whence they proceeded to New Ross.
Liverpool Mercury etc, Tuesday February 24, 1852
Reported under head of Waterford ; abandoned and sunk after being in contact with a full rigged ship, crew saved in the vessels own boat. Spelling Mr.
Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
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