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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Assaye   British  Off Tuskar  1867 

Assaye : 
Owner J & W Stewart, Greenock  
Flag British  Builder Scott & Sons, Greenock 
Port Greenock  Build Date 1853 
Official No 7467  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 847 / 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 161.3 | 29.1 | 20.4
Ships Role  General Cargo  Rigging Style Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Off Tuskar 
Date Lost 01/06/1867  Captain Jones 
Cause Foundered  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The ever watchful men belonging to the Coastguard stationed at Cahore, on the morning of Saturday last observed a ship in distress and without a moment's delay they put off in the lifeboat to her assistance.
On reaching the vessel they found her to be the fine iron ship Assaye from Greenock, in a sinking state and the crew twenty-one in number in the act of leaving her in the Blackwater lightship tender from Courtown.
The master (Jones) states that his ship struck the South Rock of Tuskar at 1.43 am that morning and having got her clear he was in hopes of being able to get to some port. Soon after the rescue of the crew the ship foundered about a quarter of a mile outside the light-vessel in nineteen fathoms of water.

The 'Assaye was owned by Messrs, J & W. Stewart and Co., of Greenock, and registered 783 tons. She was bound from Demerara to Liverpool with a cargo of sugar and had all but completed her voyage when like many another good ship after passing unscathed over thousands of miles she fell a prey to the treacherous Wexford coast.
The South Rock has become remarkably fatal of later years a circumstance to which we would beg to direct the particular attention of the authorities.

The Enniscorthy News & County of Wexford Advertiser.
Saturday 08 June 1867

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