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Mercantile Marine—Wrecks Off Dungeness—Question

Volume 229: debated on Monday 29 May 1876

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asked the President of the Board of Trade, If it is within his official knowledge that between September 22nd 1875 and May 18th 1876 ten vessels of a total tonnage of 5,000 tons have stranded on the coast of Dungeness; that three of those vessels (of a total tonnage of 1,981 tons) have been total wrecks, and that the "Ilmatar," stranded on the 18th instant, is now lying on the sands full of water?

Sir, it has been reported to the Board of Trade that between the 22nd of September, 1875, and the 18th of May, 1876, 13 vessels, of a tonnage of 5,523 tons, were stranded on the coast of Dungeness; five of these vessels (2,259 tons) became total wrecks. Seven of the 13 (three of the five total wrecks) were foreign vessels. The Russian vessel Ilmatar stranded at Dungeness on the 18th instant, but she has been got off and is now at Sheerness.