british SV Amazon [+1908]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type barque - bark
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1886
live live
weight (tons) 2062  grt
dimensions 87.5 x 12.8 x 7.3 m
material iron
rigging 4 masts (Rigged in "jubilee" or "baldheaded" fashion, i.e. with double topgallant sails over double topsails)
yard no. 342
IMO/Off. no. 93185
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 01/09/1908  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.21rank: 633
about people
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
Hill R. & Co, Greenock
captain Captain Garrick
no. of crew 25
about the wreck
status bad state
depth (m.) 3 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
[2] Stuart Cameron,
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
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Allen Tony18/03/2009The British four masted barque Amazon, Capt. A. Garrick, left Port Talbot on August 31st, 1908, for Chile with a cargo of coal. A heavy gale sprang up overnight and the ship anchored in Mumbles Roads. In the morning of September 1st, the anchor cables parted and the ship drove ashore on Port Talbot beach. The masts went by the board and the ship broke up amidships and settled into the sand. Seven of her crew of 25 were saved, 6 bodies were washed up at Port Talbot and the bodies of Capt.

Garrick and 8 others were found at Porthcawl on the 9th.
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About Builders
 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
John Barclay became a shipbuilder and repairer in 1818 and passed on the business to his son Robert. Robert was joined in partnership in 1845 by Robert Curle and James Hamilton, when the firm became Barclay, Curle & Co.
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