Fatal Ramillies, The
DESCRIPTION: The 90-gun Ramilies, with a crew of 720, is "dashed against a rock" in a storm. "Jews, Turks & Christians would sadly lament" to hear the cries of the crew. Do a good deed "in relieving the widow and the children fatherless. O the fatal Ramilies"
EARLIEST DATE: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.13(60))
KEYWORDS: sea ship death storm wreck
Feb 15, 1760 - Wreck of the Ramillies off the coast of Devonshire. Only 26 men survive
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 144, "The Fate of the Ramillies" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Bk 9)
Bodleian, Firth c.13(60), "The Fatal Ramilies" ("You soldiers and sailors give ear & attend") , J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Harding B 11(1172), Harding B 11(2772), Firth c.12(80), Harding B 11(3907), "The Fatal Ramilies"
cf. "The Loss of the Ramillies [Laws K1]" (subject)
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