Hide Articles List

9 articles on this Page

FOREIGN.I

DOMESTIC."

TUESDA Y'S LONDON GAZETTE,…

BIRMINGHAM MEETING.I

MARKETS.

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. I

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

TREMEND GALE AND LOSS OF LIFE.…

News
Cite
Share

TREMEND GALE AND LOSS OF LIFE. _⢠I For the last theel<s, we have had a series of blowing weather, which, wtt to state, has proved fatal to many ves- sels and their creijUt on Tuesday night and Wednesday ,( last, we experiencebrfecthurricane. The morning of lues- J day opened with a s> sky, and a light breeze from the east- ward, and numbervessels, in this and other ports in the channel, got under arid put to sea, with every prospect of making a safe and p.nt passage to their several ports of des tination. In the eve. however, the wind backed to the so" ,ch« ward, and before tTall, it arose to an awful gale fro. n the S.W., which continduring the whole of the night. At five in the morning of W^day, it shifted, after a momentary calm, to the N.W., from wi quarter it continued to blow as heavy a gale throughout th<y as ever we experienced, tl e effects of which have been a ancholy loss of life and sh pping in the channel. The smack Surprhf Clovelly, Brand, master and owner-- laden with 21 tons otm, for Bude, in Cornwa 1, sailed from the Mumbles, with soal others, on the mornir of Tuesday < When near Lundy,; encountered the pale, and the vessei sprung a leak the njr then bore up expecting every moment she would sink, but be united efforts of the crew and a pass- enger, they kept her until about a mile inside the Mumbles' Head, where she sur The crew and passenger got into the little boat, about ten flong, and floated from the vessel as she was sinking. They hto struggle with the tempest for about an hour, when Capt. lianis, of the Goorl Intent, seeing their perilous situation, bortwn with his vessel, and rescued them from a watery grave. The schooner Fmllctnne, of Padstow, Treblecock, master, from Swansea to St. Ivladen with coals, foundered, and was seen sinking, near the een Grounds, in Svansea Bay. The crew, consisting of six a and four passengers, all perished. The Maria, J. Irwimaster, from Svvinsea to Ilfracombe, H laden with culm, after )ceeding lialf-wej across the channel, was met by the gale, a on her return,there not being water enough for her to entbetween the pirs, with a scant wind, was obliged to bear up g channel, am in attempting to enter the harbour of Porlhcawthe vessel g* on shore aback of the pier, and all the crewtifoitunately lerished. The vessel is likely to be saved, shoulhe weather fove favourable. The above is the wh. we have aen able to collect of the disasters sustained in ourvn bay, thogh from the circumstance of the masts of three othe-essels (ona large schooner), being seen above water, it is ceiin that seval others must have foun- dered during the gale.- A Milford corresponder. who stts that they have not expe- I rienced in that harbour sm a galence. the Smalls Lighthouse was carried away in Octoir, lglqurnisl-ies the following me- lancholy details The Nepolitar"g -E'elic"iy, G. G. D'An,on, master, from Glasgow, ladti wifoals and bale goods, bound H for Palermo and Leghorn, ret^S to Milford Haven in the IH night of Tuesday, ran on store Sandy Haven Bay, opposite H the Stack Rock, within tht Iliur when she was discovered â at daylight a complete wreel was ^na"y knocked all to H boards. The crew, 18 in r'er' were sticking by the wreck, six of whom were drowneoatteniptidg to swim on shore or washed off'into the sea. G(lr.aife \s J"st^y ^ue t0 Mr. Wm. Field (brother of the late *caard L leld, of Milford, ship- builder), who dashed undr °reakers, and swam to the brig, and succeeded in bringing of the crew on shore alive. The i boatswain, a stout man o eet' ln s arms whilst being conveyed on shore also; a':>out twelve years of age, after being carried safe to lan ie master. a good swimmer, in at- â tempting to reach the s,was seen to buffet the waves and go down.-The schooner lvm, from Newport, of and bound to r Cork, was forced on at noon on Wednesday, in Fresh- water West Bay, th< e of Mdford Harbour, coal laden, and is a complete v; one man saved, four drowned.âThe Fame, Beynon, from!101'1 ⢠1 °"ghal> Put back. with main- < mast sprung, and sf,lt,â,|he schooner Thistle, from New- f port, of and for f,, sPllts' top-n^st gone, and bul- warks washed awa, e estern Star, TV ilhams, from New- port for Rossâsad bulwarks carried away. The Western rj,o contain apfi.ac.?4unts °- £ the effect* <*â¢' the ifuiricane which prevailed on the night of Tues- vla_r »e nmght, the 18th uit., and up to eight o'clock on the fol- lowing morning. At Exeter, the storm seems to have raged with extreme violence blowing down stacks of chimneys, partially unroofing many houses, and injuring hundreds of others in vari- ous ways twenty-four of the majestic elms in the fine walk of Northenhay were prostrated and immense numbers of trees in the vicinity experienced a similar fate. The Exeter Gazette cal- culates the injury inflicted by the tempest in that city and its neighbourhood at not less than £ 10,000. At Plymouth also, and various other ports on the Devon and Dorset coast, the ra- vages of the storm were severely felt; and numerous losses and casualties have occurred among the shipping in those quarters. A communication from Weymouth, however, savs, We have much satisfaction in stating that the whole of the shipping in our roads have escaped without injury. We learn that the surf on Chisel Beaeh, was never known to roll on shore with so much force, and the ground sea never exhibited so grand a spectacle." So much general injury to the roofs of the houses in that town has seldom been experienced, and the quantity of broken win- dows in the neighbourhood is unexampled.

To the Editoi• of the Monmouthshire…