COLLISION OFF THE TUSKAR
A BARQUE SUNK.
THREE MEN DROWNED.
This morning intelligence reached Wexford that a Collision occurred near the Tuskar and that a steamer which was injured was at Rosslare harbour. It appears that the steamer Cormorant of Cork, from Cork to Liverpool with cattle and general cargo collided with the barque George Bewley of Liverpool bound for Chili with a cargo of coals on Saturday night. The barque sank almost immediately and the captain of the Cormorant kept close alongside although his vessel was greatly damaged twelve of the crew of the barque got on board and when she went clown five others were in the water two of those were rescued by the steamer's boat one being Captain Hammond but the three others were drowned.
The Cormorant has a large hole in her port bow Immediately after the collision the ss Avoca from Dublin to Falmouth took off the passengers The Minna ss of the same company came along side the Cormorant and took out some of the cargo. Both vessels then steered for Dublin.
The names of the men drowned are Benjamin Salt, steward; James Wilson; apprentice; Robert Thomas, A.B.
Mr. J J Mann, Wexford and Waterford Railway Company had arrangements made to transfer the live stock and perishable goods by train to Dublin had the Minna not arrived. Dr J Crean went off in a small boat to visit the Captain of the barque who is very much injured.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Monday, May 12, 1884