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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
George Bewley   British  Tuskar Rock Co Wexford  1884 

George Bewley : 
Owner J.Bewley & Co, Liverpool 
Flag British  Builder Williamson & Son at Harrington 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1877 
Official No 78752  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1040 / 1071 / 1005 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 215.7 | 34 | 21.1
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  3 Masts & 2 Decks
Super Structure
Wreck Location Off the Tuskar Rock Co Wexford 
Date Lost 11/05/1884  Captain Captain Hammond 
Cause Collision  Crew Lost
Position 52.12 N / 06.12 W  Passengers Lost   
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Wexford, Sunday.

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
Record Created on  02/10/2008
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