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SALDANHA (36) Built in 1809, South Shields.
Wrecked in 1811.

  • 1810 Capt. John STUART, Irish station.
  • 1811 Capt. William PACKENHAM.
    On Saturday 30 November 1811 SALDANHA and the sloop TALBOT sailed from Lough Swilly on a cruise to the westward.
    Early on Wednesday a gale sprang up which increased to a storm by the evening, the wind from the N. W. blowing on to the coast.
    By Friday pieces of wreck marked with the name SALDANHA were found along the shore and later more than two hundred bodies were washed in, among them being that of Capt. PACKENHAM who was wearing nothing but his shirt and night-cap.
    He was buried on 7 December.
    Although TALBOT was also reported to be wrecked she succeeded in riding out the storm.

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