Series No. 2 & 3|
17 00 North|
35 00 West|
off the Swilly rocks, Lough Swilly
wreck is marked on old fathom charts as being at the southern 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.
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