sv LOCH ARD

sv LOCH ARD
built by Charles Connell & Company Scotstoun,
Yard No 087

Propulsion: sail
Launched: Saturday, 11/01/1873
Built: 1873
Ship Type: 3 masted Ship
Tonnage: 1693 tons
Length: 262.7 feet
Breadth: 38.3 feet
Owner History:
Aitken Lilburn & Co Glasgow
Status: Wrecked - 01/06/1878

Remarks: An extremely unlucky ship! She lost her masts twice
one her maiden voyage and then on her second voyage starting January 26th 1874. Her third proved to be even more unlucky and her last. She departed Gravesend under Captain Gibb bound for Australia. After ninety days sailing she wrecked at Curdles Point, 27 miles from Cape Otway, Victoria on the above date between five and six o'clock in the morning. Only two people were saved out of 52 aboard. A miss Carmichael who was saved by an apprentice Thomas Pearce.
Previous update by Stuart Cameron
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Bruce Allan
Previous update by Colin Campbell
Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid

Last updated: by John Ward~McQuaid from the original records by Stuart Cameron




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