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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Alondra   British  Baltimore Co Cork  1916 

Alondra : Don Hugo
Owner Yeoward Bros. Ltd, Liverpool 
Flag British  Builder David J Dunlop, Port Glasgow 
Port London  Build Date 1899 
Official No 112631  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1249 / 2244 
Ship type Steamship  Dimensions 298.7 | 38.3 | 20.6
Ships Role  Passenger / Cargo  Rigging Style Schooner  2 Masts
Super Structure
Wreck Location Kedge Rock  Baltimore Co Cork 
Date Lost 29/12/1916  Captain  
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost 19 
Position   Passengers Lost   
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A Lloyd's message from Baltimore, Cork states that the British steamer Alondra went ashore on Kedge Rock on Friday and became a total loss. The decks are awash at high water but it is thought that with fine weather some cargo might be saved.

Of the crew of 40 five got into a boat and were saved. Sixteen scrambled into another boat and 18 stood by the vessel for 16 hours afterwards managing to reach Rocky Island. They hoisted signals of distress and were rescued by a motor launch and taken to a trawler. The 16 men in the second lifeboat were capsized three times and were thrown into the water. Four of the men died in the boat from exhaustion and nine were drowned. The others were eventually rescued by a motor launch. The dead body of a man named Williams was also picked up at sea.

Twenty one survivors were landed at Queenstown on Saturday night including the chief officer who was injured and was taken to hospital. The Alondra belongs to Yeoward Brothers and is a steamer of 2,244 tons built as the Don Hugo at Port Glasgow in 1899.

The Times, Jan 01, 1917
Record Created on  16/07/2010
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