|Total Records: 1|
|Flying Dart||British||Bailey Lighthouse Howth||1890|
|Flying Dart :|
|Owner||George J Kidston 21 Carlton Pl Glasgow|
|Flag||British||Builder||J T Eltringham, South Shields|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||111 Gr|
|Ship type||Steam Paddle Tug||Dimensions||100 | 18.1 | 9.4|
|Ships Role||Steam Tug||Rigging Style|
|Wreck Location||2 miles N.E of Bailey Lighthouse Howth|
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COLLISION IN DUBLIN BAY
A TUG STEAMER SUNK.
Dublin Wednesday.- Last night about eleven o'clock a collision took place near the Bailey Lighthouse, between the cattle steamer North Wall belonging to the London and North-Western Railway Company and the tug steamer Flying Dart the latter being sunk. All hands on board the Tug six in number were saved by the crew of the London and North-Western steamer who lowered their boats and transferred the men to their own vessel.
Early this morning two of the crew of the tug conveyed on an outside car from the North Wall to Jarvis Street Hospital a man named John Bradford one of their companions who had been seriously injured by the collision. The account which they give of the occurrence is to the effect that the Flying Dart was off Howth with all her lights up on funnel and mast and that the London and North-Western steamer suddenly came in to collision with her and that she sank in about twenty minutes, but within that time the crew of the cross-channel vessel did everything possible to save their lives by promptly lowering their boats and taking them on board.
Bradford, the injured man had a very narrow escape he was a stoker in the engine-room of the tug and when the collision occurred he was so knocked about that he sustained a bad fracture of the collar-bone and injuries about the arms and chest he heard the order "All hands on deck" and scrambled up from the engine room. He was transferred to the London and North-Western steamer just before the Flying Dart sunk.
Bradford, on arriving at Jarvis Street Hospital was placed in one of the accident wards where he was attended by Dr.Levy assisted by Mr. Murphy and Mr. Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton received the report of the collision from the men who convoyed Bradford to the hospital and he states that the men reached the hospital bare-headed the danger of going to the bottom having been so imminent that they had not time to get their hats and they were transferred from the tug to the other vessel with scarcely a sufficiency of clothes.
The steamer was coming from Holyhead to Dublin while the Flying Dart was at the time on the look-out for vessels entering the harbour.
Belfast News-Letter, Thursday. August 14.1890
Wreck of the iron tug steamer Flying Dart for sale built 1882 as she lies about two miles N.E of Bailey Lighthouse, sunk by collision on 12 August.
Belfast News-Letter Thursday, August 14, 1890
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