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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Dictator   British  Rossbeigh Co Kerry  1801 

Dictator : 
Flag British  Builder  
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1799 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 275 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo / Passenger  Rigging Style Full Rigged  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Rossbeigh Co Kerry 
Date Lost 04/01/1801  Captain Lovelace 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The Dictator of Liverpool a fine new West Indianan mounting 24 brass guns in returning from her first voyage to Demerara was unfortunately wrecked at Rosebegh in the bay of Castlemain in the county of Kerry the 5th inst, and out of 60 sailors who happened to be on board only three persons were saved.

The shores of that wild region being covered with bales of cotton and puncheons of rum and all the other precious contents of a very rich cargo were for three days exposed to the pillage of the natives as no magistrate resides in that neighbourhood.

On the 4th day however Mr Marshall late High Sheriff of the county who lives at 40 miles distance arrived still in time by means of great exertions to save part of the cargo for the owners, bills and Bank of England notes to the amount of 20,000L. were rescued from destruction and 12000L worth of property was discovered to belong to the heirs of a gentleman passenger from Berbice, who had perished with the crew and whose body being found and identified by three surviving sailors was interred with all due decency at Inch.

The Aberdeen Journal, Monday, February 16, 1801

The death of James Fraser was reported in the Edinburgh Magazine or Literary Miscellary 1801

1801 -Jan. 4. James Fraser, Esq of Pitcalzean passenger on board the Dictator, Lovelace from Bernice to Liverpool, which was wrecked on the Irish coast when he and all on board with the exception of three of the marines unfortunately perished.

Edinburgh Magazine or Literary Miscellary 1801
Record Created on  18/08/2008
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