Series No. 2 & 3|
17' 00" North|
35' 00" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below||Diving
off the Swilly rocks, Lough Swilly
wreck is marked on old fathom charts as being at the South end of the bay.
fifth rate vessel, she was built by Temple & Sons of South Shields in 1809
grossing 951 tons and measured 145 x 39ft.
the company of the sloop of war "H.M.S. Talbot", they had sailed
west the previous day, but were caught in a gale. The "Saldahna"
is thought to have struck the Swilly rocks.
first indication of the loss was when 200 bodies were washed ashore at Ballymastoker
Bay - there were no survivors.
only relic of the wreck was a parrot with a silver collar inscribed "Saldahna".
Packenham, brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington, is buried at Rathmullen.
fate of the "Talbot" is assumed to be that of the "Saldahna".
- Her commander
was the Hon. Captain Willam Pakenham.
by kind permission of Jim Woods at myirelandpast
Printing 1998 - ISBN: 094815456X|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705|
of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
J. Bourke |
|Edward J. Bourke
2000 - ISBN: 0952302721|
update - 05-May-2004