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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Jacob Pennell   American  Carnsore Point Co Wexford  1846 

Jacob Pennell : 
Flag American  Builder  
Port   Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 547 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role    Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Carnsore Point Co Wexford 
Date Lost 01/03/1846  Captain Capt Martin 
Cause Driven a shore in a gale  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The following letter has been received from the Lieutenant Stone R.N., Inspecting Commander of the Coast Guard at Wexford :-
Wexford, Feb. 22d, 1846.

Sir I beg leave to inform you that the American ship Jacob Pennell 547 tons Mathew Martin master from Brunswick Main United States laden with cotton and bound to Liverpool consigned to Penswell Whiterby, stuck on the rocks near Carnsore Point about 10h. 30m, p.m on the 21st inst.

It was then very thick and blowing a perfect gale with a very heavy sea so that nothing could be done to save the lives of the crew 15 in number until daylight on which occasion William Pope the chief boatman in charge of Carnsore station had Dennett's rockets brought to the spot and succeeded in sending a line to the vessel by which means the whole of the crew were saved the master in a very exhausted state.

Four rockets were expended on the occasion, and it is acknowledged by all persons present that there was no chance of saving the crew except by the above means as no boat could be launched. The vessel is a total wreck but the great part of her cargo will be saved provided the wind continues to the southward.
I have the honour to be, &c.,

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Thursday, February 26,1846
Record Created on  17/10/2008
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