Loss of the London (I), The

DESCRIPTION: The London, bound for Australia with 239 on board, is caught in a storm in the Bay of Biscay. Captain Martin remains on board when a boat is lowered with nineteen men. The nineteen are rescued by a passing ship and taken to Plymouth Bay.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: drowning rescue sea ship storm wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 11, 1866 - "London bound for Melbourne, Australia, foundered on 11 January 1866 in severe English Channel gale with a loss of 220." (source: New Zealand Bound site)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #61, pp. 1-2, "The Loss of the London"; Greig #63, p. 2 (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan1 31, "The Loss of the London" (3 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #1787
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Loss of the London (II)" (subject)
NOTES: Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.13(149), "The Wreck of the 'London'" ("You landsmen all come rist [sic] to me"), J. Lindsay (Glasgow), 1851-1910 is this song but I could not download and verify it. - BS
Last updated in version 2.6
File: GrD1031

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.