Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster

Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster occurred on Christmas Eve 1895 off Kingstown, Ireland, when the Kingstown Lifeboat was capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the stricken SS Palme. The crew of fifteen were lost. This sad event is commemorated annually at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The SS Palme, a 1,114 ton barque, was owned by the Erikson family of Mariehamn, Finland, then part of the Russian Empire. She sailed under the Russian flag of horizontal white, blue, and red. On 18 December she set sail from Liverpool bound for South America to import hardwood. She was commanded by Captain Wiren. He was accompanied by his wife and child. There was a crew of seventeen, three of whom spoke English.
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613598179X
  • 9786135981797