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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Belem   British  Off Ballycotton Co Cork  1867 

Belem : 
Owner Owner David Thomas Aberayron Cardigan 
Flag British  Builder Lumley Kennedy & Co, Whitehaven 
Port Aberystwith   Build Date 1860 
Official No 29136  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 230 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 107.5 | 21.8 | 13.9
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location  Off Ballycotton Co Cork 
Date Lost 19/03/1867  Captain David Thomas 
Cause Abandoned  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

HUMANITY AT SEA.

TO THE EDITORS OF THE LIVERPOOL MERCURY.
Gentlemen,- Permit me, through the medium of our valuable paper publicly to thank Captain Daniel Ross, his chief officer Mr. J. A. C. Button, and the rest of the crew of the screw-steamer Genova, of Glasgow for there kind and prompt attention in answering my signal of distress when my vessel the barque Belem was dis-masted and in a sinking state off Ballycotton Cork in the terrific gale of Monday last the 19th instant and for their humanity after having one of their lifeboats stove-in in an unsuccessful effort to take us off the wreck remaining by us until the next morning when With their starboard lifeboat, at the risk of the lives of their own lifeboat's crew Mr. Button chief officer and four seamen they succeeded in saving myself and all my crew nine persons in all.

My thanks and the thanks of all of us so saved from impending death is a very feeble return for their skill, perseverance, and seamanship in saving us, their kindness to us on board the Genova, and landing us safely in Liverpool
Yours respectfully.
DAVID THOMAS.
Master of the late barque Belem, of Aberystwith.
Liverpool, March 25, 1807.

Liverpool Mercury etc, Tuesday, March 26, 1867
 
Record Created on  24/06/2011
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