Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Gardella   Italian  Strangford Lough Co Down  1867 

Gardella : 
Owner  
Flag Italian  Builder  
Port   Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 342 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Pladdy Lug entrance of Strangford Lough Co Down 
Date Lost 05/01/1867  Captain G Ferrari 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

ADDITIONAL DISASTERS AT SEA.

The Wreck At Strangford Lough.

Mr.Pinkerton, Italian Consul at Belfast, informs us that there is hardly a doubt that the vessel which has been totally lost on the Pladdy Lug rock at the entrance to Strangford Lough is the Italian barque Gardella Captain G Ferrari bound from Ardrossan to Genoa, with coals.

The Belfast News-Letter, Friday, January 11, 1867

THE STORM: MORE SHIPWRECKS AND LOSS OF LIFE.

Liverpool, Wednesday.

The name of the vessel lost with all hands near Strangford as supposed by the Italian Consul at Belfast proves to be the barque Gardella of 342 tons register. The Gardella must have struck about Pladdy Lug as the perch at the point is broken off and pig iron is being picked up about the rock. The anchors and chain cables of the Gardelia have also been found on the rock. Pladdy Lug is on the starboard side inside the entrance to Strangford Longh and almost opposite the lighthouse.

Had there been a light on Angus Rock there is no doubt whatever that the Gardella would have been saved but although the authorities have been appealed to for several years to have a light placed in the "light" house, they have persistently refused to do so. The consequence has been that several sad disasters have occurred on the Pladdy Lug and Angus.

The Lancaster Gazette, Saturday, January 19, 1867
 
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