Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Carrara   British  Off Kinsale Co Cork  1867 

Carrara : 
Owner William Mechen, Shoreham 
Flag British  Builder John Millar, Limekilns 
Port Shoreham  Build Date 1839 
Official No 26147  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 195 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 88 |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 30 Miles South East  Off Kinsale Co Cork 
Date Lost 19/03/1867  Captain  
Cause Abandoned  Crew Lost  
Position 51 ° 21 N 07 ° 51 W  Passengers Lost   
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The "Carrara" of Shoreham, while off Kinsale was caught and disabled in a heavy gale from the S.E. Her crew (8 in number) were rescued by one of the "Chanticleer's" boats manned by five seamen. The crew of the "Carrara" were six days on board the "Chanticleer".

Board Of Trade Wreck Reports 1867

The Carrara was built in 1839 by John Millar, Brucehaven / Limekilns, Fife for Alexander and William Thomson this was to be the foundation of the Ben Line. Originally she carried coal and woolen goods from Leith in Scotland to Leghorn in Italy and returning with marble for the Thomson main family business of the time to be used in constructing new houses.

Record Created on  24/06/2011
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