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This is a conspicuous landmark, with a famous name; in mid XIX century a british vessel was involved in a tragic event off it.
What's the name of the place?
What was the name of the vessel?
What's the name of the village in front of which the event took place?
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Picairn island where Marlan Brando,1st Mate and some of the crew went ashore and started a colony, the ship Bounty was burnt and the rest is history.
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Would this be Lambay Island off the East coast of Ireland?

If it is you are probably refering to the loss of the RMS Tayleur in January 1854.
(White star lines 'previous' disaster.)

and the places could be Rush or Portrane according to my map...
 

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None of the above, my friends!!
Harry is right on the type of ship and event: she was a troopship but not HMS Birkenhead.

Some more clues:
not an ocean but a sea
the landscape portrayed is NOT an island
the precise year is 1855

The little black things are probavly boats, surely not seals!
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For starters 4 ships in 1855 George Canning 01/01/55, city of Newark 10/06/55, john 10/05/55 and maypo 27/05/55 al wrecked in various parts.
 

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Is this the Loss of the Steam ship Natal, chartered to carry troops and military stores by the French, she was sailing from Southampton to M****illes to load at the Port for the Crimea, she Grounded at Conhil on the coast of Spain, only one person died, he was a Fireman and his name was John Stewart,

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The Lizard, Cornwall. Barque 'John' sank off St.Keverne. Upwards of 199 drowned and Captain was subsequently jailed for manslaughter.
 
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