Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Watkins   British  Tuskar Rock Co Wexford  1848 

Watkins : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder John Scott , Whitehaven 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1834 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 236 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Tuskar Rock Co Wexford 
Date Lost 05/04/1848  Captain Capt. A . Varty 
Cause Collision  Crew Lost 11 
Position 52.00 N / 06.26 W  Passengers Lost   
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History

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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