S7127 : Dunbrody Famine Ship (Replica)

taken 16 years ago, near to Rosbercon and New Ross, Wexford, Ireland

Dunbrody Famine Ship (Replica)
Dunbrody Famine Ship (Replica)
Dunbrody is a 458 tonne three-masted barque, 176 feet (53.7 metres) long. Her hull length is 120 ft. (36.6 m), she has a beam of 28 ft (8.5 m), a draft of 11.5 ft (3.5 m) and has a sail area of 10,100 square ft. (c. 940 sq. m.).
The present ship is a reconstruction of the original Dunbrody, built in Quebec in 1845 by Thomas Hamilton Oliver, an Irish emigrant from Co. Derry. She usually carried 176 people, but on one crossing, at the height of the Famine in 1847, she carried 313. Many of the passengers were the evicted tenants of Lord Fitzwilliam's Wicklow estates and Viscount de Vesci's Portlaoise estates. She carried two classes of passenger - the cabin passenger who paid between 5 and 8 and the steerage passenger who paid between 3 15s
and 4. This fare was at least the equivalent of two months' income for a tenant farmer in the 1840's.
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Friday, 27 May, 2005   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 2 June, 2005
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Historical ship   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! S 71 27 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.6888N 6:57.0238W
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