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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
J & M Garratt   British  River Boyne Co Louth  1940 

J & M Garratt : 
Owner Managed by Coppack, Carter & Co. Barrow 
Flag British  Builder Ashburner Hindpool Shipyard 
Port Chester  Build Date 1884 
Official No 88702  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 87 / 104 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 92.4 | 21.5 | 9.2
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  & 1 Deck
Super Structure
Wreck Location  River Boyne Co Louth 
Date Lost 01/10/1940  Captain Capt. Robert Hutton 
Cause Fire  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Carrying a cargo of 160 tons of firebricks and tiles, and under the command of Capt. Robert Hutton

she was entering the River Boyne when her auxiliary engines caught fire. The fire quickly spread from the engine room, and the schooner crew abandoned their ship in the small boat. The blazing hulk drifted slowly towards the quay, the local newspaper writing "on a pitch dark night, the flames from the oil and paraffin tanks shooting up into the sky and illuminating the countryside for miles around".

The ship sank after local dockworkers put out the fire, the cargo subsequently being salvaged.

REF . Drogheda Independant, 12th October 1940

Record Created on  21/09/2008
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