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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Baron Clyde   British  Ballyvaughan Co Clare  1866 

Baron Clyde : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Prince Edward Island 
Port London  Build Date 1855 
Official No 29625  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1153 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 120 Miles Ballyvaughan Co Clare 
Date Lost 19/11/1866  Captain Williams 
Cause Abandoned at Sea  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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ABANDONMENT OF A LIVERPOOL SHIP.- The ship Baron Clyde, Captain Williams, from Quebec for this port, has been abandoned at sea in Lat.52 N, Lon. 13 W. Her crew landed in their own boats at Loch Swilly. The weather in the Atlantic has been for some time of the most severe description, and much damage and many disasters may be anticipated. The Baron Clyde had en-countered a succession of easterly gales.



BALLYVAUGHAN, Nov. 9. - On the 1st inst. I informed you of the wreck of the ship Arran Clyde, timber laden off the coast at Murragh about 16 miles from this town. Both she and cargo were protected by the coastguard and constabulary up to the 6th inst when the services of the latter were dispensed with on the arrival of Captain Taylor and an additional force of the coastguard.

All went on well until yesterday when an urgent despatch was received from Captain Taylor by the constabulary here for further protection as there was great excitement in the locality in consequence of a man named Donnellan having been shot in the leg by one of the coastguard on duly. It appears that Donnellan was in the act of carrying away a piece of timber when he was called on several times to stand and drop it and his not doing so caused the coastguard to fire (as alleged) to frighten him; but the ball having come in contact with a stone bounded from it and lodged in Donnellan's leg. The matter is to be inquired into this day, the result of which I will communicate.

Freeman's Journal, Dublin, Monday, November 12

The ship Baron Clyde was abandoned 120 miles off the Clare Coast, she drifted ashore at Murragh Bay Ballyvaughan and was afterwards condemed.
While the above article misnames the Ship Arron Clyde the article serves to confirm where the Vessel " Baron Clyde " came ashore.

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