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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Delight   British  Drogheda Bar Drogheda  1877 

Delight : 
Flag British  Builder William Wood Maryport 
Port Whitehaven  Build Date 1766 
Official No 9367  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 119 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 64.7 | 19.4 | 12.1
Ships Role  Coaster  Rigging Style Brigantine  
Super Structure
Wreck Location North Bull Drogheda Bar Drogheda 
Date Lost 05/12/1877  Captain  
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost  
Position 53.43 N / 06.14 W  Passengers Lost   
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Last night a severe storm set in about nine o'clock which increased in intensity until about four a.m. when by degrees a calm succeeded. The rain descended heavily and the wind blowing in sudden squalls from S.S.W. drove the rain before it in sheets of water.

The ship Delight of Workington 191 tons register coal laden John Graham master and owned by Mr. Robert Shanes of Workington in her passage to Drogheda went ashore at Drogheda Bar at a place called the North Bull. The accident happened at ten o'clock p.m. The vessel was observed in distress from the lifeboat stations at Baltray and at Maiden Tower north and south. Both lifeboats were launched and manned by their respective crews; but after a good deal of buffeting and struggling against the heavy sea which was running they were obliged to return without getting near the vessel.

At daybreak when the sea went down the crew (four in number) left the ship and waded ashore. When the crew left her she was filling up with water and it is believed that it is impossible to get her off and she will become a total wreck.

Vessel and cargo are insured. She was built more than a hundred years ago but from frequent repairs very little of the original timbers or ropes now remain.

Freemans Journal ( Ireland ) Friday December 7, 1877


The ship Delight of Workington which was lately wrecked on the North Bull near Drogheda Bar has been sold by auction together with her cargo of coals by Mr. Geo Butterly auctioneer Drogheda Mr. Nicholas Leech T C Drogheda became the purchaser of the whole lot.

Freemans Journal ( Ireland ) Friday December 21, 1877

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