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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Indus   British  Long Bank Co Wexford  1866 

Indus : 
Owner  
Flag British  Builder  
Port Halifax N.S  Build Date 1866 
Official No 54108  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 847 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Ship Rigged  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Long Bank Co Wexford 
Date Lost 11/12/1866  Captain Daniel Campbell 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

WRECK OF THE INDUS.- A Wexford correspondent of the Daily Express says :- The Indus a fully rigged ship about 1,100 tons burden ran aground on the Long Bank on Wednesday evening. She was bound for Philadelphia from Liverpool with a general cargo amongst which were large quantities of wool and railway iron. She is now sinking gradually into the sand and is making at the rate of about 20 inches of water an hour and there is very little likelihood of her being got off. It is expected that a good deal of the cargo will be saved.

The Belfast News-Letter Saturday, December 15, 1866

Inquiry held at Liverpool before T.S Raffles, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate assisted by Captains Harris and Hight Nautical Assessors

The "Indus" left Liverpool on the 8th of December 1866 in tow of a Steam tug and when off Holyhead the tug cast off owing to bad weather. On the 11th at 10 a.m the ship tacked to the eastward and continued on this tack till about 2 p.m when she tacked to the westward, lying up W. ½ S., which course she kept till she grounded on the Long Bank off the coast of Wexford at about 5.30 p.m, At 4 p.m the weather had come on thick and dirty but no lead was used.

The Court were of opinion that the loss of the ship was solely attributable to the Master's carelessness in not heaving the lead particularly as the ship was heading towards danger and had been sailing for an hour before she struck in easy soundings. The Court felt bound under these circumstances to suspend the certificate of the Master for 12 calendar months.

Extract from the Board of Trade Inquiry
 
Record Created on  04/08/2010
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