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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Agate   British  Kenmare River  1911 

Agate : 
Owner Furlong and Sons, Cork 
Flag British  Builder Thomas B Seath & Co, Rutherglen 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1878 
Official No 78596  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 98 / 184 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 120.6 | 20.1 | 9.6
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Quarter Deck 39 ft - Forecastle 20 ft.  
Hull
3 Bulk Heads 
Machinery
Engine builder William King & Co., Glasgow. C.I 2cyl,(16 & 28 - 22in),35nhp, 1 single ended boiler. Machinery Aft. 
 
Wreck Location Rowancarry Rock Kenmare River 
Date Lost 18/02/1911  Captain  
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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History

The Agate had on board 75 tons, and at five in the morning during a thick fog and rain storm, she ran on a sunken rock, and all efforts failed to get her off. The crew abandoned the vessel in a small boat, and the Agate with the falling tide lay on her side till at low water she toppled over and is now sunk in, it is stated in 10 fathoms of water.
The cargo and personnel belongings have been lost. The Agate had been for a number of years chartered by Messers Furlong and Sons of Cork and engaged in carrying on a large trade in the Seaport towns in Cork and Kerry. The crew have left for Cork. It in believed that owing to the position of the wreck and the small cargo she had discharged at the time that no attempt at salvage operations will be made.

Kerryman - Saturday 25 February 1911
 
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