Marine Heritage Database

Nicosia - 1894

Ship Type

Typical Profile

S

W

G

P


Code Flags

Tonnage

1114

Length(ft)

184.2

Breadth(ft)

36.5

Depth(ft)

22.3

Masts

Decks

Hull

Wood

Shipwreck Details

Description

Owned by William Thompson & Co.

Story

Ran aground in thick fog. While a total loss, all of her crew of 18 were saved. The captain's son had a narrow escape. The lifeboat capsized as he climbed into it but he hung on underneath, completely submerged while the lifeboat was hauled back aboard the sinking ship. As the lifeboat was righted "up popped Harold" to be rescued for a second time.

Vessel Type

Barque

Type of Event

Total Loss

Nature of Event

Wrecked

Cause of Event

Fog

Date of Wreck

1894-07-30

Location

Sable Island, south side

Cargo

In ballast

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Dublin, Ireland

Voyage to

Saint John, New Brunswick , Canada

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Saint John, New Brunswick , Canada

Date

1878

Official Number

79974

Registered at

Saint John, New Brunswick , Canada

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Barque

Details

Built by John Stewart.

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