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The Lady Grania

THE LADY GRANIA.passing the Baily Lighthouse. Howth. co Dublin.

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I remember at least two more just like this ship, The Lady Gwendoline and, I think, The Lady Patricia.
They carried bulk Guinness from Dublin to Liverpool. that would have been late 1950s through until the 70's.
 

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Hecky, here, i remember walking along the custom house quay in Dublin as a young teenager watching the Guinness ships being loaded before sailing for Runcorn on an over night passage. Would any members have some info on the loss of Capt John Reilly from the Trewidden. near Reunion island back in 1969?. He was a relation of mine and im researching His sea going career. Be very grateful for any info.
 

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I think it was this one that hit the Freshfield which was anchored off New Brighton in fog when the Guiness vessel hit her at about 12 knot. Fortunately no one was lost rather lucky as I understand the mate had just left his cabin then the Guiness vessel crashed into his cabin.
I sailed with a guy from Arklow who was an A/B on the Freshfield at the time some years later I sailed with a guy who had the same name from Arklow, it turned out they were nephew and uncle.
 

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