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|Therese||Italy||Tuskar Rock Co Wexford||1852|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo vessel||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Tuskar Rock Co Wexford|
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Shipwreck and Loss of Life.
The brig Theresa of Venice, Nathaele Genaro Master, 270 tons, left Queenstown on Sunday morning to proceed to Newry on her voyage from Ibraile with a cargo of Indian corn having a Cork pilot on board and struck on sunken rock off Tuskar on Monday at 10 am, the weather being thick with south east wind and soon became a total wreak.
Providentially the pilots at Roslare station were on the look out and rendered immediate assistance they picked up eight of the crew and the owner of the ill fated vessel some of whom were holding on to a portion of the wreck Unfortunately the Master, Mate, and Cork pilot, and a son of the owner a boy of twelve years perished which must have been the fate of the others but for the prompt assistance of our pilots who have added another link to that chain of gratitude by which every friend of humanity feels tied to them from the spirited and daring conduct they lately exhibited at the wreck of the Bhurtpoor when they were instrumental under providence in saving so many lives from an awful and premature death. - Wexford Independent.
Glasgow Herald. Monday. October 11, 1852
Wexford Struck on a sunken rock close to Tuskar which knocked away her rudder and caused her to leak which gradually increased and at length she foundered. She was in charge of a Pilot who perished. She appears to have been lost in consequence of the thickness of the weather. Immediately after striking, the vessel went to pieces. The owner and eight of the crew hung on to part of the wreck and were picked off by the Wexford pilot-boat in an exhausted state. Zenarro, Mr.
Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
|Record Created on 23/11/2009|
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