|Total Records: 1|
|Betsy||British||Bray Head Co Wicklow||1852|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Saltcoats|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Collier||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Bray Head Co Wicklow|
|Cause||Drove On Shore||Crew Lost|
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At about 6 o'clock a.m. another vessel went on shore within a mile of the spot on which the last named unfortunate vessel was wrecked. She was a brig called the Betsy of Maryport, and was coal laden. In less than half an hour after she struck her masts went overboard and her bottom commenced breaking up.
The crew managed to get on shore but the master a man of 67 years of age was being carried off by the water when his son jumped in and brought him safely to the shore. The crew were taken to the farm house of Mr. Graves near Kilcoole where they received every attention and comfort requisite to men in their destitute position.
Daily News London, Friday, November 19, 1852
Drove on shore through stress of weather and loss of sails and repeatedly missing stays in endeavouring to get her head off shore no means of saving life near. Russell,Mr.
Admiralty Register of Wrecks 1852
|Record Created on 19/12/2009|
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