|Total Records: 1|
|Sevarres||British||Off Roches Point Co Cork||1867|
|Sevarres : Leven|
|Owner||Bahia Steam Navigation Company|
|Flag||British||Builder||Clyde Shipbuilding Co, Greenock|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||139.4 | 14.1 | 6.5|
|Ships Role||Passenger / Cargo||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Off Roches Point Co Cork|
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LOSS OF THE CLYDE STEAMER LEVEN
About ten days ago we detailed the total loss, near Kingstown, of the Clyde built steamer Tavarnes Baston (late Lennox), 55 tons (Storey, master), while proceeding down channel on a voyage to Bahia, where it was intended she should ply along with a sister steamer, named Sevarres (late Leven), on one of the rivers of South America. We have now to chronicle the abandonment of the Sevarres, in a sinking state, off the coast of Ireland, on the 20th ult. The crew of the ill-fated craft were picked up by the ship Affiance, which arrived at Queenstown on Thursday last from Berdianski. As formerly stated, the Lennox and Leven were built in 1864 by the Clyde Shipbuilding Company, near Port-Glasgow, and engined by Messrs Rankin & Blackmore, Eagle Foundry, Greenock, for the Dumbarton Steam Packet-Co., both steamers being until recently engaged carrying goods and passengers betwixt Glasgow, Dumbarton, and Greenock. Having been purchased from their owners by the Bahia Steam Navigation Company for the South American river trade, the tiny craft had their paddle-wheels unshipped, and having been rigged as schooners were towed down Channel and proceeded.
The Leven left the river on the 2d ult., and was left by the tug below Ailsa Craig. Having been subsequently forced to seek shelter in Lochryan, she again started on 7th ult., and was left by the tug far down the channel The Leven, like her sister, was 55 tons register, had on board 30 tons pig iron, was commanded by Capt. Flenley, and was manned by a crew of several men. This is the third steamer belonging to the Clyde purchased by the Bahia Co. which has been lost in the Channel within the past few weeks. The Kilmun and Glasgow paddle steamer Vesper, built last year by Messrs Barclay, Curle & Co. for Captain Campbell, was the first to leave the river. She sailed on 3d January, under the name Leitao Carina, Lindsay master, and foundered on 19th of same month about 45 miles north-west of St Ives..........
The Leven, while in Gareloch having her compasses adjusted, was deserted by her first crew, but other volunteers having been got she put to sea. The Lennox and Leven were 140 feet long by 14 feet beam. The Vesper was 170 feet long by 18 feet beam. The value of the three vessels above named is estimated at from 8000 to 10000. They are insured, we believe, in London. The propriety of sending such a class of vessels to sea, especially at this season of the year, is very questionable even in a commercial point of view, apart altogether from the risk of human life which attends such ventures.
Glasgow Herald, Monday, April 1, 1867
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