Loss of the BUCKHORN 1877

February 22nd 1877

The BUCKHORN bound from Akyab for this country with rice, passed from St Helena on Nov 8th and no news has been received of her up until yesterday. She was a wooden bark of 880 tons burden, built at Quebec in 1875, and owned by Mr W. THOMAS of Liverpool.

Crew who signed on original articles on the 25th Nov 1875 :-

Capt B. WILLIAMS, aged 32, Bangor, Master

Richard JONES, aged 30, Criccieth, mate

Robert JONES, aged 32, Carnarvon, 2nd mate

John TEDGARD, aged 35, Wakefield, carpenter

John HUGHES, aged 27, Cardiff, steward

Owen OWENS, aged 32, Carnarvon, AB

Charles SOULE, aged 24, Leith, AB

Alexander RUSSELL, aged 33, Glasgow, AB


P. G. STROINT, aged 22, Holland, AB

Peter PERRY, aged 38, St Johns, AB

Robert SHERIFF, aged 20, Glasgow, AB

Richard ELLIS, Bangor, AB

John HUGHES, aged 19, Pwllheli, AB

W. H. PLINMER, aged 17, Liverpool [his first voyage]

William GARDENER, aged 19, Manchester, OS

At Simonís Bay, Cape of Good Hope, SOULE, STROINT, RUSSELL, GARDENER, HAYES [?HUGHES] and Owen OWENS, deserted by landing at night in the shipís boat.

Substitutes engaged were, Matthew CLOONEY, aged 25, John SIMPSON, aged 26, George SOLOMONEL, aged 19, John NEWTON, aged 20, James WESTLEY, aged 19, John HUDSON, aged 33, these have, it is feared, gone down with the vessel.


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