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Shipwrecks of the Great Storm of 1859

This collection explores some of the many vessels which were driven ashore or wrecked during the hurricane of 25-26 October 1859. Whilst the most famous is the ROYAL CHARTER, the stories associated with many of the others are just as fascinating and poignant. They provide a unique window on the Victorian period in Wales - a moment in time through which to explore our trading links with the wider world, forgotten maritime industries, as well as the society of the day.

There are 50 items in this collection

ABEONA lost near Fishguard 25-26 October 1859

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BETSEY AND MARTHA lost Bristol Channel 1859

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BEATRICE CATHERINE lost Porth Oer 25-26 Oct 1859

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CHARLES HOLMES lost Aberbach 25-26 October 1859

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MORNING STAR lost at Ceibwr 25 October 1859

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SWANSEA TRADER lost Dinas Head 25-26 Oct 1859

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WAVE lost Frainslake Sands 25-26 October 1859

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CLAUDIA lost Porth Oer 25-26 October 1859

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KENDAL CASTLE lost off St Anns Head 25-26 Oct 1859

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MARGARET lost Newquay 25-26 October 1859

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MARGARET LLOYD lost Cardigan Island 25-26...

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PRISCILLA lost Aberdaron 25-26 October 1859

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VICTORIA lost Cei Bach 25-26 October 1856

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ELIZA AND JANE lost near Cardigan 25-26 October...

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AGNES lost Point Lynas 26 October 1859

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LAUREL lost Cardigan Bay 26 October 1859

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MARIA lost Red Wharf Bay 26 October 1859?

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ORION lost off St David's Head 26 October...

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TWIN SISTER lost off Aberystwyth 26 October 1859

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MORNING STAR: Gravestone of Isaac and Lewis Thomas

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CHARLES HOLMES: The grave of the crew at Granston

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Letter concerning the wreck of the CHARLES HOLMES

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MARY ANNE lost at Newquay 25-26 October 1859?

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MATHILDIS lost Dinas Head 25-26 October 1859

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TRUE BESS lost St Bride's Bay 25-26...

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BRITANNIA lost Ceibwr 25-26 October 1859

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ROYAL CHARTER Journal of Rev Charles Vere Hodge

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ACORN survivor of the Great Storm of 25-26...

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BEE lost Careg Bay 25-26 October 1859

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JOHN SAINT BARBE lost Lavernock Point 26 Oct 1859

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GREAT EASTERN - calm before the Great Storm of...

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EAGLE lost near Abergele 25-26 October 1859

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HECTORINE survivor of the 1859 Great Storm

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ORIENTAL lost at Rhyl 25-26 October 1859

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SYLPH ashore but survived the Great Storm of 1859

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Sloop ROBERT survivor of the Great Storm of 1859

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Mersey Flat JOSEPH survivor of the Great Storm...

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Rhyl lifeboat rescues ORIENTAL's crew 26...

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ELIZA BEYNON, survivor of the Great Storm 25-26...

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ALICE lost at Conway 25-26 October 1859

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EBENEZER survivor of the Great Storm of 25-26...

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JANE lost at Penmon Point 25-26 October 1859

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MERLIN Lost Cold Knapp Point 25-26 October 1859

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MESSENGER survivor of the Great Storm 25-26...

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SUSAN lost Rhymney River, Cardiff, 25-26...

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Heroes of the ROYAL CHARTER

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CAROLINA lost Porthgain 25-26 October 1859

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Shipping Losses during the Great Storm of 25-26...

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Researching Ships in Port Shipping Registers

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ROYAL CHARTER: Exploring the Wreck Underwater

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