Supposed loss of three vessels, including LOCH LAGGAN, 1876

Liverpool Mercury, Apr 17th 1876

Supposed loss of three ships and eighty lives.

Three vessels whose aggregate tonnage was 2702 tons net, have been reported at Lloyds as missing, and the crews of the three ships, numbering about 80 men have perished. Main facts relative to the missing vessels :-

The LOCH LAGGAN, 1435 tons, sailed from Liverpool to Melbourne on the 1st Oct with a valuable general cargo, she was reported as spoken on the 26th Oct, but since then nothing has been heard of her. She was an iron ship built at Glasgow only three and a half years ago, her original name was the AMERICA this was afterwards changed to LOCH LAGGAN. She was classed 100 at Lloyds and valued at £25.000, and the hull was largely underwritten at Glasgow. The loss of the cargo will fall chiefly on London and Liverpool merchants. The vessel was owned by Mr James AITKEN, of Glasgow and chartered by Messers Thomas MARWOOD and Co, Water St, Liverpool. About 20 passengers embarked by her on the voyage to Melbourne, but in consequence of her going on to the Tuskar rocks she had to be put back to Liverpool and the passengers were then transferred to another vessel.

Crew list, Hugh CAMPBELL, aged 48, Stirling, master, A. WILLIAMSON, aged 25, Greenock, 1st mate, E. COOPE, aged 23, Boston, 2nd mate, James H. MILLAR, aged 24, Glasgow, 3rd mate, William CLARKE, aged 21, Cork, boatswain, Richard EDWARDS, aged 30, Haverford, sail maker, Robert SCOULLER, aged 29, Grangemouth, carpenter, John JONES, aged 54, Liverpool, carpenter’s mate, O’neil FOGARTY, aged 27, Dublin, James BROWN, aged 52, Fife, cook.

Seamen, William BROWN, aged 29, Liverpool, Thomas H. ALLEN, aged 23, Liverpool, William BROWN, aged 29, Nassau, Emil SMITSON, aged 21, Norway, Peter FERREN, aged 22, Norway, Elias LUCE, aged 45, Jersey, Charles PETER, aged 22, Greece, John MUSCOVICH, aged 30, Greece, N. CONSTANTINE, aged 28, Greece, J. JONES, aged 26, Liverpool, John WHITE, aged 29, Liverpool, W. BERRY, aged 25, Liverpool, Thomas POWER, aged 27, Dublin, B. THEMALCH, aged 29, Austria, Arthur BERRINGTON, aged 25, Hull, James H. BAACH, aged 25, Manchester, J. OWEN, aged 23, Bangor, A. CUNNINGHAM, aged 21, I.O.M, D. MC’PHAIL, Liverpool, apprentice, Henry R. SLOANE, Liverpool, apprentice, Arthur JAMIESON, Liverpool apprentice, and James THOMAS, Glasgow, apprentice.

The ALCATRAZ an iron ship of 843 tons, the property of Messers MYERS and Sons, Liverpool was bound from San Francisco for this country with a cargo of wheat. She sailed on the 7th August last, but has not since been reported. The vessel was built in Liverpool in 1868, and held a high class at Lloyds. She is valued at £15,000, the loss will fall chiefly on Liverpool. She was commanded by Capt CLEMENTS, and had a crew of about 25 men, of whom, also no tidings are to hand.

The third vessel the BULCHER a North American, wooden built ship of 624 tons, owned at Rostock, sailed from Doboy, Darfen, on the 9th December, for Hull, with a cargo of timber, commanded by Capt HINZ, and manned by a foreign crew of 14 men, all of whom are now believed to have perished with the ship.

Foundering of a Russian Corvette

An Athens telegram reports, that a Russian Corvette foundered on Saturday entering Piroeus, two English, a Greek and a Russian vessel, endeavoured to render assistance to those on board but were unsuccessful.

Wreck of a steamer off Reval

Reval April 14th

The British steamer DERBY, Capt WILLIS, with piece goods from Hull, while endeavouring to force her way through the ice, sank with her cargo in sight of the harbour, she is lying in 11 fathoms of water.

Loss of a schooner and 2 lives

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Supposed loss of a schooner and 63 passengers

New York, April 16th

The schooner KATIE proceeding from Port Mulgrave to Boston, being long overdue, it is feared she has foundered at sea. She had 63 passengers on board.

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