DimensionsDimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028Length of Gundeck61' 0"Imperial Feet18.5928 Burthen108Tons BM
Service HistoryDateEventSource2.1859Fitted out for the Liberian GovernmentB028
Notes on Ship
WRECK OF HIS MAJESTY'S CUTTER QUAIL.
(From the Jersey News.)
We are indebted to the kindness of an officer on board for the following particulars: - Left Falmouth on Wednesday, March 23, with a mail for Lisbon, wind W.N.W.; bore up in a gale from the S.W., and came in sight of the Lizard. The wind veered to the N.W., blew fresh, and continued until Sunday afternoon. About 3h. 30m. It shifted again to the S.W., and blew a heavy gale; towards night, the sea running very high, and the sky having a threatening aspect, both wind and sea increased. On Monday morning, the gale still increasing, took the bonnet off the trysail; found the longboat gone, having broken adrift from the davits; at 4 turned the hands up, reefed trysail, sheets having been repeatedly carried away. At 4h. 30m., then about 50 leagues S.W. Of Ushant, an awful sea struck the vessel on the larboard beam, capsized and nearly filled her with water, sweeping the deck and washing overboard two officers and 22 seamen, to
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