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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Celestina S   Italian  Ballycroneen Bay Co Cork  1890 

Celestina S : 
Flag Italian  Builder  
Port   Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 563 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Ballycroneen Bay Co Cork 
Date Lost 18/12/1890  Captain Schiaffino 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Queenstown Friday - The Italian Barque
Celestina from Buenos Ayres laden with 1,000 bags of maize which ran ashore on the rocks at Ballycroneen Bay was visited to-day by Mr. Allen Italian Vice-Consul. From the position of the ill- fated Barque there is very little hope of saving anything. She lies about a mile to westward of the coastguard station of the Ballycroneen Bay on her starboard side on the reef rocks, twisted amid' ships in ten feet of water at low water.

When first sighted by the Coast Guards yesterday she was running on towards the bay and had evidently mistook a point outside for Roche's Point the entrance to Queenstown Harbour. It was thick at the time and the wind was blowing a gale from the south-west. When Captain Schiaffino had discovered his error he endeavored to head the vessel for the westward but having little canvas on she ran on to a reef of rocks and bumped heavily and then ran on to another reef quite adjacent. which penetrated her bottom and the vessel almost filled with water. Captain Schiaffino. fortunately was able to launch the boats by which means the entire crew saved their lives.

The Belfast News-Letter, Saturday, December 20, 1890
Record Created on  18/04/2011
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