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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
William   British  South Rocks Co Down  1846 

William : 
Owner W. Currie Kirkaldy 
Flag British  Builder Built at Elie 
Port kirkaldy  Build Date 1837 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 104 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Canon Rock South Rocks Co Down 
Date Lost 13/10/1846  Captain John Brown 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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A Vessel supposed to be the Schooner William of kirkaldy, Brown master was wrecked on Cannon Rock South Light near the entrance to Strangford Lough. on Tuesday se'nnight, It is feared the crew perished.

Strangford, Oct. 17. The vessel reported yesterday as sunk near the Cannon Rock is a schooner of about 130 tons her foremast is gone under the rigging, topsailyard and foreyard broken, topgallantsail is marked "fifeshire," her gafftopsail was set. Nothing else can be made out.

She must have struck on the night of the 13th, during the gale and her masts were not observed on the 14th, the sea being so heavy. Two boats were picked up by a Donaghadee schooner and carried into this port the jolly-boat inside the long-boat, it is feared that the crew have been drowned. From these boats being marked "William, Kirkaldy, John Brown," there can be no doubt this refers to that vessel.

Caledonian Mercury, Edinburgh, Thursday, October 22, 1846
Record Created on  26/06/2010
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