british Amphitrite (+1833)
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type fully rigged ship
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1804
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 200  bm
dimensions
material wood
rigging 3 masts
speed  
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons gale/storm
date lost 31/08/1833  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.134rank: 495
about people
builder
owner
Hunter John & Co.
captain Hunter John
no. of crew 17
no. of passengers 120
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protected
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references
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 Jampoler, Andrew C. A., Horrible Shipwreck
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entered by Eekelers Dirk
entered 25/01/2006
last update Lettens Jan
last update 21/01/2011
 
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Eekelers Dirk25/01/2006The three-masted Amphitrite departed on 26th August 1833 for a voyage from Woolwich to Sydney. Next to her cargo, 108 female prisoners and their 12 children were on board. After 4 days of no wind, suddenly, a westerly gale drove the ship aground on sandbanks, near Boulogne.

Though the ship was lost, Captain Hunter refused to give orders to abandon ship. One French fishing boat tried to help, but captain Hunter refused any help. Another French villager swam a connecting rope from ship to shore, but the rope was found to be not large enough. Finally, the ship broke in two pieces.

Out of the 137 people on board, only 3 crew managed to swim ashore and survived. The Captain, all prisoners and the children drawned.

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