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Sirene (barque)

History
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Name: Sirene
Fate: Wrecked 9 October 1892
General characteristics
Displacement: 667 tons
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: Barque
Crew: 11

Sirene was a Norwegian barque that was wrecked against Blackpool's North Pier on 9 October 1892.

History

Wreck

Sirene was sailing from Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, to Florida in the United States when she was caught in a storm on 9 October 1892 and ended up wrecked alongside North Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire. All eleven crew members jumped from the ship onto the pier and were saved.[1]

External links

  • Photo of the Sirene shipwreck.

References

  1. ^ Fleming, Craig. "The Fylde coast - A graveyard for ships". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 2008-02-25.