|Total Records: 1|
|William||British||South Rocks Co Down||1846|
|Owner||W. Currie Kirkaldy|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Elie|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Canon Rock South Rocks Co Down|
|Date Lost||13/10/1846||Captain||John Brown|
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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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