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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Philemon   British  Dursey Island Co Cork  1867 

Philemon : 
Owner T R Mathews Torquay Devon 
Flag British  Builder Built Brixham 
Port Dartmouth  Build Date 1827 
Official No 8894  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 118 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 66.2 | 20.7 | 10.8
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Off Dursey Island Co Cork 
Date Lost 23/01/1867  Captain  
Cause Foundered  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Philemon from Garston for Torquay, abandoned Jan.23 off Densey Island west coast of Ireland. Crew picked up and landed here by the Caribbean (ss). from Mobile.

Liverpool Mercury, Saturday January 26, 1867


I am assuming Densey Island West Coast Of Ireland above is Dursey Island at the entrance to Bantry Bay. This vessel was on a Voyage from Garston (On The Mersey) for Torquay, Dursey is 200 miles in the wrong direction. But given the weather at the time, January to March 1867 were plagued with Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Storms over Britain and Ireland, this might explain why she was so far off course. I will come back to this one.


Crew Agreements for 1867 are held at Maritime History Archive >>

Record Created on  18/12/2010
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