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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Mary Jane   British  Carnsore Point Co Wexford  1852 

Mary Jane : 
Flag British  Builder Built in Nantes France 
Port New Ross  Build Date 1847 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 94 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role    Rigging Style Brigantine  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 25 Miles South East of Carnsore Point Co Wexford 
Date Lost 16/02/1852  Captain J. Spelling 
Cause Collision  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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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
Record Created on  10/01/2010
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