Wrecks List
Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Paragon   British  Curracloe Co Wexford  1838 

Paragon : 
Owner Smith & Co 
Flag British  Builder Built at Lancaster 
Port Maryport  Build Date 1824 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 257 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Ballinesker Beach Curracloe Co Wexford 
Date Lost 20/02/1838  Captain Capt.J.Watt. 
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost
Position 52.22 N / 06.21 W  Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

WEXFORD, SATURDAY.- Within the memory of the oldest inhabitant, this coast did not experience so dreadful a hurricane as that which prevailed from Tuesday evening until yesterday.

The brig Paragon of Maryport bound from Liverpool to Brazil went on shore at Ballynesker during the severe snow-storm yesterday at 9 a.m. Six of the crew were lost the remainder were saved by a country boat.

Belfast News-Letter Friday, February 23, 1838

Wexford, February 25.- The Paragon, Watt from Liverpool to Pernambuco broke up last night with most of the cargo on board and the wreck is scattered along the coast.

Caledonian Mercury ( Edinburgh ) Monday, March 5, 1838

 
Record Created on  29/09/2008
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