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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Tavarnes Baston   British  South Bull Co Dublin  1867 

Tavarnes Baston : Lennox
Owner Bahia Steam Navigation Company 
Flag British  Builder Clyde Shipbuilding Co, Greenock 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1864 
Official No 48926  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 55 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 139.4 | 14.1 | 6.5
Ships Role  Passenger / Cargo  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Salthill Station South Bull Co Dublin 
Date Lost 17/03/1867  Captain Storey 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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STEAMERS FOR BAHIA - On Saturday, the late river steamer Leven, which recently plied betwixt Glasgow, Dumbarton, and Greenock, sailed from the river in tow of the tug steamer Jasper, bound for Bahia. Yesterday a sister vessel named Lennox * came down the river and proceeded to Gareloch to adjust compasses previous to starting on a similar voyage. The little craft are schooner rigged.

The sending to sea of two such tiny vessels on so long voyages, at this inclement season of the year has called forth much comment at this port. The paddles of both vessels are unshipped but the wings still remain. The future of the small vessels will be watched with interest. We understand both vessels are intended for river traffic should they reach their proposed destination in safety.
Lennox * original report misnamed her Leven

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday. March 12, 1867

The following is the report of Captain Storey, of the Lennox :-

"We left Row March 15 in tow of steamer Pearl, which was to have taken me safe off the Tuskar, but at 9.30 A.M. of the 16th she cast off, the east end of the Isle of Man bearing S.E. by E.. distant 22 miles ; wind S.E. Ship drawing 4 feet 3 inches aft, and 3 feet 5 inches forward. The tug company did not send a first-class tug as agreed. On the 17th, at 7 p.m., the weather hazy, wind E.S.E., a perfect gale, was 10 miles off the Kish which then bore W 1/2 N. Finding ship not reaching but driving head to leeward I determined to attempt Kingstown. Owing to the heavy sea and the lightness of the ship the helm became useless and the vessel unmanageable. Endeavored to make shelter under the west pier. Set two storm sails which were split, she previously being under fore trysail (head down) and two staysail's. About midnight she struck very near to the pier and drove up to the railway at Salthill, and filled the fore and main compartments. Seeing our lives in danger, burnt blue lights, and the Coastguard came and took us ashore and rendered every assistance."

Glasgow Herald, Monday, April 1, 1867


To the Editor of the Glasgow Herald.
SIR,- Your columns to-day report the loss of the river steamer Lennox on her voyage out to Bahia. Any one at all acquainted with shipping matters must be amazed at the attempt to reach the Brazils at this season of the year in a vessel of 55 tons originally built for river purposes between Glasgow and Dumbarton. You state the sister steamer Leven has been purchased for the same destination, and has in reality got pretty clear of the coast.

It speaks well for the daring and pluck of our seamen, but little for the sense of our underwriters who encourage such foolhardy adventures by insuring the vessels at all. The loss of the money is as nothing compared with the loss of life which may follow. - Yours obediently, INSURANCE
20th March, 1867.

Glasgow Herald, Thursday, March 21, 1867
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