Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Hera   Norway  County Wexford  1891 

Hera : 
Owner J Thommessen & Sons 
Flag Norway  Builder Built at Arendal 
Port Arendal  Build Date 1877 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 291 /  
Ship type Sail vessel  Dimensions 118.4 | 26.7 | 14.2
Ships Role  General Cargo  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location 8 miles S/E of Tuskar lighthouse County Wexford 
Date Lost 09/02/1891  Captain A Christiansen 
Cause Collision  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

The Liverpool steamer Merchant Prince, from West African porte, arrived in the Mersey on Monday with her bows badly stove in. Her master reported that on Sunday, while of Tuskar, she was in collision with the Hungarian brig Hera, which was so badly damaged as to sink in four minutes. Her crew, numbering nine hands, and the captain's wife, had not time to launch a boat, but scrambled into a Norwegian canoe, which they threw into the water, and were afterwards rescued by the steamer's lifeboats.

The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Saturday, February 14, 1891
 
Record Created on  27/02/2015
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