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
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
cf. "The Loss of the London (II)" (subject)
NOTES [34 words]: 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
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