british James Cornfoot & Co. (Rock Line) SV Lismore (+1906)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type fully rigged ship (ex-clipper)
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1885
is nickname no
weight (tons) 1676  grt
dimensions 77.7 x 11.9 x 7 m
material iron
rigging 3 masts, fully rigged, 1598 nrt
yard no. 143
IMO/Off. no. 90078
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 21/04/1906  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.22rank: 631
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Charles Connell & Co. Ltd., Scotstoun
last owner
[1]James Cornfoot & Co. (Rock Line)
SV Lismore (+1906)
period 1892 ~ 1906
IMO/Off. no.: 90078
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[2]Gardiner James & Co. - Western S.S. Co., Glasgow
period 1885 ~ 1892
IMO/Off. no.: 90078
captain Cowell
no. of crew 26
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Allen Tony13/02/2011LISMORE (+1906)

Built: 1885 Connel & C, Glasgow. 3 masted full-rigged iron sailing ship. Owner: James Gardiner & Co on-sold to James Cornfoot & Co. of “ROCK LINE” and ship served them for its entire life.GRT: 1676 tons. Dimensions: 255’ X 39’ X 23’Capt: Captain Cowell at time of loss.

History: Completed September 1885 and was the last of this design. Griffith Jones (see photo) as soon after he passed his Master’s Certificate (see photo) joined the Lismore 5th December 1897 to 1899 as Chief Officer. He went to sea as a boy of 13 and lived to serve in WW1. Lismore entered into a race on its final passage against the Kirkshire [full name: Kirkcudbrightshire].

Lismore departed Melbourne 21st April 1906 toward Talcahuuano, Chile. Sailed in company of Kirkshire as far as Bass Straits and in gale force winds they parted never to meet again.

While attempting to make his port at night, Captain Cowell ran Lismore onto the rocks of Santa Maria Island, Chile. 22 including all officers except 1st Mate and 3 crew members (landed at Ilco) were drowned and the Lismore wrecked, 1st June 1906. Kirkshire made it successfully to Valparaiso.
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