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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Hanna   Norwegian  South Point Near Portaferry  1890 

Hanna : 
Owner C.Swane 
Flag Norwegian  Builder Built at Rusoer Norway 
Port Christiania  Build Date 1865 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 269 / 278 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 119.4 | 30.8 | 12.2
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Tara South Point Near Portaferry 
Date Lost 19/12/1890  Captain M Paulsen 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Early on Saturday morning last a Norwegian Barque named the Hanna went ashore on Tara Point near Portaferry and has since become a total wreck. The crew were fortunately all saved. It appears that the Barque was on her way from Liverpool with a cargo of salt when the casualty occurred. After striking on the rock she filled so rapidly that nothing could be done to save the vessel.

While engaged in cutting away the rigging of the mast one of the crew was injured but not seriously. The Hanna struck shortly after half-past twelve o'clock but although the crew sounded bells at intervals they received no assistance until daylight when a lifeboat of a coast guard's boat put out to the vessel. Owing, however to the heavy sea they were unable to reader any practical help some time afterwards the crew managed with the aid of some of the rigging to scramble over the rocks and get ashore.

They arrived at the Belfast Sailors Home last night and will be sent to their respective homes as soon as possible.

Belfast News-Letter, Monday, December 22, 1890
Record Created on  18/04/2011
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