29, 1884, an Inquiry was held, (#2099 see left), into damage that the vessel sustained in a hurricane, when en route from 'Dantzig' (Gdańsk, Poland), to Boston, U. The date of the damage was not indicated but probably was in very early 1884. A life, or lives, were lost - the Master was held to be free from blame. I am sure that the Inquiry would have recorded the 1888 ownership correctly, a puzzle because link 2 indicates that from 1886/1891 the vessel was owned by Rowland & Marwood's Steamship Co. & that the vessel was then sold to Osborn & Wallis. Brischitti' (who may be the agents only), likely of Naples, Italy, & renamed Perseveranza.
A pilot saw the boats' blue lights, came to their rescue, & towed them to St. In particular he had underestimated the strength of the tide which was setting the ship to the north-east, had not slowed the ship in fog, had not maintained a forward lookout nor used the lead. The vessel's position was established at noon that day, & a course set for a point 8 1/2 miles S. The captain 'was not in the habit of consulting with any of his officers with regard to the navigation of the ship', & the chief officer did not calculate the ship's latitude. A most unusual incident - actually hitting the rock. ), the ship broke her back behind the bridge, her stern disappearing underwater. 9, 1898, at about midnight, while en route from Plymouth to Cardiff, in ballast, the vessel grounded at Longships Lighthouse 1 1/4 miles off Land's End, Cornwall. The wreck lies on the western side of the rocks in 12 metres of water. I spotted a reference to negligence being the cause, presumably established by an official inquiry. The wreck sat perched there for over a year, I read. 14, 1899, I think that is correct, per Lockett Graham (thanks! ), 2 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). The Captain, his wife & the crew were rescued by the Sennen lifeboat. in 'The Leisure Hour' in 1902 stated there was no adequate reason as to why the collision occurred & the weather was clear at the time. The weather is also said to have been poor but the light could be seen for at least 2 miles. 6, 1904 at Tongmi Point, which seems to be on the coast of China, near Hong Kong. 'It was not uncommon for the ship to reach Tasmania in 80 days, and taking only ten days longer to complete the return voyage.' On Jul. Edward Noye, captain of Britannia, a fishing boat that rescued Larsen, is at right), made it to land, & was rescued over 3 months later on Feb. ) purchased by 'Holme Line', of Maryport, UK, (Cumbria coast & Solway Firth - Wilfred & Alfred Hine), and was, indeed, the first steamship in the Holme Line fleet. 10, 1890, the vessel foundered 8 miles off Cape Roca, Portugal, while en route from Arzew, Algeria, to Rouen, France, with a cargo of salt. Nicholson & Sons', of London, it would seem, but they may, instead, be the managers. The vessel travelled to ports in Australia & New Zealand for her entire life, engaged in the wool & wheat trade. To San Francisco in 1877 & probably carried troops to the Boer War. Rich in command, the vessel departed London for Hobart, Tasmania, but failed to arrive at her destination. 5, 1904, she ran aground in severe weather on a reef off Elliott Cove, SW coast of Tasmania, N. She also (re Tasmania, 80% down page) carried '₤40,000 in silver plate and jewellery.' Only one crew member, a Danish (have also read Norwegian) deckhand (Oscar Larsen - he is at left. Seabird, a steamer, had passed the area earlier trying to find the wreck, but saw nothing. It would seem that one other seaman, named Muller, nearly made it to shore. But perhaps not of the diligence of a 'Board of Trade' inquiry. Per 1 (Miramar, link, you now must be registered to access). ) by advising us that Revel is Tallinn, Estonia, Revel being the Russian form of the German name for that city. On May 15, 1888, the vessel left Taganrog, (Rostov Oblast, Russia, on the Sea of Azov, extreme N. end of Black Sea), bound for London with a cargo of wheat. Next day a salvage company attended with two tugs, & for the handsome fee of 2,500, took off part of the cargo & inspected the damage. The ship got off the rock herself, temporary repairs were effected & the vessel proceeded to Constantinople for further repairs. 13, 1901, (or 16th) the vessel broke its moorings at Mazzarelle (or Mazzarelli), Sicily, & was stranded. Nico Vleggeert answered my earlier question (thanks Nico! Built for the Mediterranean & Baltic trades for 'John H. Rowlands & Christopher, of Whitby, were the managers, at least in 1888.