LIVERPOOL ECHO 1889
Thursday 3RD JAN 1889
1889 THE SUPPOSED LOSS OF THE LIVERPOOL STEAMER GULF OF GUAYAQUIL
It is the opinion of the owners of the GULF of GUAYAQUIL that the boats and lifebuoys washed up at Fishguard Pembroke and belonging to the Steamer was a result of an accident owing to bad weather. They believe the steamer is quite safe and will arrive in port.
A large piece of machinery believed to be the steamers cargo and stored on deck got loose and went overboard carrying the boats and other gearing with it. The Gulf of Guayaquil is due at St Vincent on Monday. Her crew 38 hands and 6 passengers.
Crew list as follows
Capt Edward FURND
J. WATT, 1st Officer
T. M. JARVIS, 2nd Officer
W. J. MATHESON, 3rd Officer
A. DUNSMORE, Carpenter
M. McDONALD, Boatswain
F. S. FROST, Steward
M. CAERLEY, Asst Steward
William GEMMELL Asst Steward
Charles K. LETTLE Messroom Steward
William HAYWARD Cook
N. J. OSLEN, E. GARDINER, Hector BROWN, John THESEMAN, William INGHAM, Daniel McCOLVILLE, Olaf JANOFF, all able seamen
John SHAW, B. HOGAN both ordinary seamen
Henry RUSSELL, 1st Engineer
A. B. LAIRD, 2nd Engineer
J. W. BOND, 3rd Engineer
J. BOYCE, 4th Engineer
W. J. DENT, Donkeyman
J. A. ARNDALE, Manuel CHADRE, Van GEIN, J. S. DOONAN, J. BURKE, J. BRADNEY, T. McGUINESS, Robert O'NEILL, George MOORE, All Firemen or Trimmers
Fishguard Wales, coastguard found no more trace of ship expresses the opinion ship has been wrecked
A Greenock correspondent states the owners of the Gulf of Guayaquil having recieved no tidings of the vessel have today given up all hope of her being afloat. The COLINA a steamship simillar in speed left Liverpool the same day and has arrived at St Vincent safely on Friday.
The following is a list of the passengers
B. S. SMITH, Samuel LUDLAW, Alexander HUTTON, Mrs Betsey DUNKIN/DANKIN? 2ND Cabin, Robert MOODIE
A telegram at Lloyds says the Poop hatch has been picked up and considered conclusive evidence of the loss of the vessel
The owners of the steamer Gulf Of Guayaquil which left Liverpool on christmas eve for South American ports, have now no hope of the vessels safety.
A quantity of wreckage on the South Wales coast, her non-arrival at St Vincent, point to the melancholy conclusion of total loss with all on board.
The ship was on her first voyage.
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