Loss of life in Irish shipwrecks


Loss of life in Irish shipwrecks Edward J Bourke This data is summarised from from Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast by Edward J Bourke. The loss of life in Irish shipwrecks is often concealed when the wreck occurred offshore. The coastguard is the main source of reports of shipwrecks recorded in Lloyds list - the twice weekly shipping newspaper. Intriguingly the Lloyds agent at Tramore recorded some 130 wrecks but only half of them are in the List. Perhaps they were not mentioned if they were not insured - this after all was the main purpose of the shipping information. Ship Number Lost Location Date Lusitania 1200 Kinsale 7-5-1915 Norge 632 Rockall 1904 L'Impatiente 552 Mizen 1796 Leinster 501 Kish 1918 Rival 430 Skeard rock Connemara 1832 Pomona 388Off Ballyconigar Co Wexford 1859 Tayleur 355 Lambay 1854 Laurentic 350 Lough Swilly 1917 Seahorse 338 Tramore 1816 Great Lewis 300 Hook 1645 Rochdale 265 Seapoint 1807 Boadecia 250 Old Head of Kinsale 1816 Two Brothers 211 Kinsale 1656 Saldahna 200 Donegal 1811 Spanish Armada 26 ships 250 average West Coast 1588 Prince of Wales & Rochdale 420 Dublin Bay 20-11-1807 Princess Victoria 133 Off Belfast 1953 Connemara /Retreiver 94 Carlingford lough 3-11-1916 Betelgeuse 50 Bantry Bay 1979

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