|Total Records: 1|
|Frederick Martin||Norway||Tuskar Co Wexford||1867|
|Frederick Martin : Wildfire|
|Owner||Caesar & Pauli|
|Flag||Norway||Builder||Built at Amesbury, Massachusetts.|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||337 nrt /|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||128 ft | 27 ft | 10 ft|
|Ships Role||Cargo Vessel||Rigging Style||Barque|
|Wreck Location||20 miles North West of Tuskar Co Wexford|
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THE COLLISION IN THE IRISH CHANNEL
Information was received in Liverpool on Friday of a serious disaster which befel the Inman Company's mail screw-steamer City of Antwerp on her way down Channel. The City of Antwerp, the latest addition to the Inman fleet and celebrated for having already made two excellent passages across the Atlantic in very rough weather left Liverpool for New York with the United States mails, passengers and cargo on Wednesday afternoon having to call in the usual course at Queenstown.
She had to contend with a strong westerly wind and about 2.30 on Thursday morning, 20 miles northeast of the Tuskar Lighthouse a collision occurred with the American ship Frederick, Capt. Fasmars which was coming up Channel having left New York on the 15th February for Liverpool, with a cargo consisting of 31,615 bushels of corn and 511 bales of cotton. No details are given as to how the collision was brought about but the ship received the most injury and the City of Antwerp stood by her to render assistance. As the water gained fast on the pumps her crew were taken on board the steamer about an hour after the collision occurred At 5.30 A.M., when the last boat left the Frederick; she had 15 feet of water in her hold and at 6.20 she was seen to go down by those on board the City of Antwerp.
The steamer proceeded easily to Queenstown having a slight slant of wind and reached there at 3.30 P.M. on Thursday. Having to repair some slight damages caused by the collision her detention there was rather longer than usual and she did not start again for New York until eleven o'clock on Thursday night.
Glasgow Herald, Monday, April 1, 1867
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