|Total Records: 1|
|Watkins||British||Tuskar Rock Co Wexford||1848|
|Flag||British||Builder||John Scott , Whitehaven|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Tuskar Rock Co Wexford|
|Date Lost||05/04/1848||Captain||Capt. A . Varty|
|Position||52.00 N / 06.26 W||Passengers Lost|
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MILFORD April 6 - Put in Agnes Smallman Dublin to New York with 222 passengers. On the night of the 5th inst about 11 o'clock during a thick fog Tuskar bearing NE. distance 18 miles came in contact with the Watkins , Varty from Matanzas last from Cork for Liverpool. During the collision seven of the crew of the Watkins got on board the Agnes but five of them returned to their own vessel. On the ships getting clear the Watkins almost immediately went down head foremost with all sails set taking with her the master and ten of the crew who perished.
Steps were at once taken on board the Agnes to lower the boat but nothing whatever could be seen of the vessel or crew. The Agnes lost jibboom broke the head of her bowsprit carried away cutwater and damaged main stem but makes no water. The names of the two seamen belonging to the Watkins now on board the Agnes are Alexander Bowles cooper and Joseph Paterson seaman.
The Hull Packet And East Riding Times Friday April 14 1848
|Record Created on 15/09/2008|
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