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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Fidelity   British  Clogher Head Co Louth  1852 

Fidelity : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder  
Port Dublin  Build Date 1835 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 152 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Collier  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Clogher Head Co Louth 
Date Lost 26/10/1852  Captain Monan 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

THE LATE GALE SHIPPING DISASTERS.

A CORRESPONDENT at Clogher Head writes as follows, Oct. 26 At about six o'clock this morning a frightful storm set in here the wind blowing from the South-East. All the boats and vessels belonging to the harbour were out at the time but fortunately got in without injury. They were out fishing for herrings there being several thousand pounds worth taken here for the last fortnight.

I am sorry to say however that at ten o'clock a vessel the Fidelity laden with coals for Dublin was driven on the rocks near the harbour. The Coast-Guard officer went out in a boat with his men at the risk of their lives and succeeded in bringing the crew of eight men safely to land.

By this time Thomas Newcomen Esq, the landlord here arrived with a number of men to render assistance in saving the vessel or cargo but nothing could be done from the great violence of the storm except to get out the men's clothing some boxes and meat which was done with much difficulty and risk of life.

The vessel is still on the rocks and if the wind does not abate I fear she will not last very long.

The Belfast News-Letter, Monday, November 1,1852

Was driven on shore off Clogher Head, in violent gale. Crew were saved by Coast Guard. Monan Mr.

Report of Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852

 

  • Time       : 10:00 am high water
  • Voyage   : Troon To Dublin
  • Cargo     : Indian Corn
  • Wind       : wind S.E Thick

 

Oct 26.- The Brig Fidelity, wrecked during a gale of wind from E.S.E. on the rocks near Clogher Head, coast of Louth. Crew of 8 persons saved on two trips by a coast-guard boat, manned by Mr. A. Barnard, chief officer of station. 3 coast-guard men and 2 fishermen. Reward silver medal to Mr.Barnard and 10L. to his boat's crew.

Life Boat Journal May 1853
 
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