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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Johnstone   British  Ballyteigue Bay Co Wexford  1867 

Johnstone : 
Owner P.F.Finney , Liverpool 
Flag British  Builder Built at Liverpool 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1832 
Official No 24234  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 436 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 114 | 29.1 | 19.3
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Ballyteigue Bay Co Wexford 
Date Lost 04/02/1867  Captain Wilson 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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WEXFORD, Tuesday Morning, - News reached Wexford yesterday that a large full-rigged ship had gone ashore at Ballyteigue near Kilmore during the night. Fortunately no lives have been lost. She grounded when the tide was nearly flood so that the falling tide left her some 16 feet out of the water on a bank of sand. The vessel is the Johnstone, Captain Wilson of and for Liverpool from Demerara with rum and sugar.

She had sixteen hands on board. The Captain sighted the Hook and Saltees lights on Sunday night all well but meeting a strong adverse wind in Ballyteigue Bay was unable to get into his proper course up Channel. The vessel went aground about four a.m. on Monday. She is likely to become a total wreck. The cargo however will probably be all saved.

The Leeds Mercury, Thursday, February 7, 1867

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

Record Created on  20/12/2010
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