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Australia-bound ship wrecked in the English Channel soon after sailing and all aboard are lost

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
12/25/1859
The Blervie Castle, a 600 tons steamship with 34 crew and 22 passengers aboard sailed from London bound for Adelaide in Australia.  The pilot left her off Dover in the evening and soon after a gale struck the vessel and drove her up on the sands in the English Channel.  The ship was completely destroyed and no survivors were found.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 195.

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