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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Andrew Nugent   British  Burtonport Donegal  1839 

Andrew Nugent : 
Flag British  Builder Gelston Portaferry 
Port Sligo  Build Date 1826 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 164 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Rutland Island Burtonport Donegal 
Date Lost 08/01/1839  Captain H.Crangle 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Wreck Of The Andrew Nugent - It is our painful duty to record the total wreck of the Andrew Nugent the well known trader of Messrs Scott and Partickson of this town and it is still more melancholy to relate that Captain Crangle whose body has been washed ashore and every soul on board perished.

The Andrew Nugent was wrecked at Rutland on the coast of Donegal and as soon as the distressing intelligence reached Sligo John Scott Esq., of the respectable firm of Scott and Partickson immediately proceeded to Rutland. The following is an extract of a letter written by that gentleman, dated
Rutland, Jan. 15,1839

"I saw the spot on which the body of poor Crangle was found he had on only his trousers vest, shirt and stockings no shoes or jacket but extraordinary to say his cap was on his head. He could not have been long dead. He has been most respectably interred in the grave yard of Templecrown by Priest Devitt, the Captains of the Vessels here the Coast Guards and Others. It would be impossible to procure a leaden coffin here otherwise I would have had his remains conveyed to Sligo. None of the crew have as yet been found.

I have reason to believe that the Vessel must have been run into at sea by some other and disabled or she would not have put back. Between the chains there is a piece of plank with canvass under it nailed on where she would appear to have been stove in by a Vessel running into her. The principal part of the crew must have been washed overboard as I understand she did not appear to have had hands sufficient to work her when she came into the sound round Arranmore. It was about four o'clock on Monday evening with dark heavy squalls.

She appeared to have been taking the wrong course and a light was put up on Arranmore. She then tacked, a boat went off and put a pilot on board with the greatest danger. This man was also lost.

The men in the pilot boat say they could not see more than two or three men on board the brig. Shortly after she got in between Arran Roads and Rutland Island the anchor was let go and she appeared to have been riding safely but no boat from Rutland could approach her the sea was so heavy it then became awfully dark with heavy squalls and during the night she most have dragged on the rocks when all on board perished. In the morning she was found with her decks blown up all the masts and rigging gone and the shores strewed with the wreak." Sligo Journal.

Freeman's Journal. Tuesday January 22 1839
Record Created on  30/05/2010
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