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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Catherine Porter   British  Kish Bank Dublin  1867 

Catherine Porter : 
Owner Enoch Lewis Flint 
Flag British  Builder  
Port Chester  Build Date 1850 
Official No 47217  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 121 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Brigantine  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Kish Bank Dublin 
Date Lost 02/01/1867  Captain John James 
Cause Foundered  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
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History

A great number of wrecks have occurred on the Irish coast. From Wicklow we have a sad tale. Just on the breaking out of the gale the captain and crew of the Wicklow Swash lightship observed drifting in the distance a raft or piece of wreck. On close observation they believed they saw some seamen attached to it and notwithstanding the tremendous weather prevailing the lightship's boat was got out and the wreck reached. It was found to contain two men in a fearful condition from exposure for about 30 hours to wind and water without food and with but scant clothing, The poor men were at once rescued by the lightship's crew.

Their vessel proved to have been the brigantine Catherine Porter of Chester bound from Liverpool to Dublin with coal. She struck on the Kish Bank. The master John James was drowned also a seaman named Sullivan and a lad named Sparks. The two men saved from the raft composed of some ships' timbers were Terence M'Keowen (leg broken) and Richard Jennesey.

The Blackburn Standard, Wednesday, Jan 09,1867
 
Record Created on  15/06/2009
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