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Type Steamship Sunk 26th January 1854
Gross Tonnage 1,130 tons Length 230 feet
Built 1853
 
The OLINDA was an iron Screw Steamer, Barque Rigged, and was built in 1853 by John Reid & Company in the Port of Glasgow. She was designed for the conveyance of passengers and goods to Lisbon and the Brazils and was owned by the South American & General Steamship Company. Her home port was Liverpool and she cost 35,000 to build.

At 8.45p.m. on the 26th of January 1854, the OLINDA hit the Harry Furlong Rocks just off the Anglesey coast at Cemlyn. The ship had been badly holed on the starboard side and she then turned around on the tide and ended up facing the way from which she came. This caused the rocks to gouge more holes in the hull. However there was no panic among the passengers once they realised that the ship was not going to sink and that they were not very far from land.

 

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