Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Betsy   British  Bray Head Co Wicklow  1852 

Betsy : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Saltcoats 
Port Maryport  Build Date 1784 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 88 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Collier  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Bray Head Co Wicklow 
Date Lost 12/11/1852  Captain Russell 
Cause Drove On Shore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers 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
  • Voyage   : Maryport to Dublin
  • Cargo     : Coal
  • Tide        : 1/2 flood 7 am
  • Wind       : Wind E. F - 10
  • Weather : Thick With Rain
Record Created on  19/12/2009
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