american SV Pomona (+1859)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type clipper
propulsion sailing ship
date built
status
unknown
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weight (tons) 1500  grt
dimensions
rigging 3 masts
speed  
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 02/05/1859  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.400rank: 284
about people
builder
last owner
captain Meeryhew, Charles
no. of crew 36
no. of passengers 380
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 12/05/2011
last update Lettens Jan
last update 19/11/2013
 
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Lettens Jan12/05/2011
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Lettens Jan12/05/2011On May 2nd, 1859, nearly 400 lives were lost when the American clipper POMONA of 1,500 tons of New York left Liverpool and ran aground in heavy weather on a sandbank, seven miles off Ballyconigar (Blackwater), near Tuskar. Pomona was on her way with 36 crew and 380 passengers. She slipped off the bank and sank in deeper water.

Note: An act of barbarism occured, when a well dressed woman of 40 who washed ashore, was found stripped to her under linen. A woman from Blackwater was found to have desicrated the unfortunate soul. Sub Inspector Strain and Head Constable Harding had the brute in human shape give up her plunder, she will meet her just deserves.

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Lettens Jan  12/05/2011
An Irish song about the fate of Pomona
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