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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Rival   British  Galway,  1832 

Rival : 
Owner William Wallace & Co 
Flag British  Builder Built at New Brunswick 
Port   Build Date 1827 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 335 nrt 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Skerd Rocks, Galway, 
Date Lost 04/12/1832  Captain William Wallace 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost 17 
Position   Passengers Lost  400 
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Loss of the Rival with Don Pedro’s Glasgow recruits. This vessel, which left the Clyde about two weeks ago, with 430 recruits for the service of Don Pedro in Portugal, was wrecked on the 28th ult on the coast of Galway, when the whole crew perished. We understand that the Lusitania, which sailed from the Clyde shortly before the Rival, was in Rothesay Bay on Wednesday last; at which place a good number of the volunteers made their escape. - Glasgow Courier.
Belfast News-Letter, Tuesday 11th December 1832
Record Created on  21/07/2012
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