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Sunk Ships carrying wool
« on: Tuesday 14 November 17 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello, Just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction to find out about two ships which I believe were sunk going around the Cape.  They would have been carrying wool from Australia around 1850's  The consignment could have been sent by Joseph Horsfall (wool buyer, Sydney) to Lord Carrington in England for the Yorkshire Mills.
Is there a list of sunk ships with around this time?

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Re: Sunk Ships carrying wool
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 11:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I saw this...........
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks
at the very bottom you will see a box to choose a year.
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Re: Sunk Ships carrying wool
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 14:19 GMT (UK) »
Hello iwccc,

Try local historical newspapers at British Newspaper Archive/FindMyPast. The loss of a whole cargo, twice, would have been newsworthy, may have caused shortened hours or partial shutdown of the mill, which in turn might have caused labour unrest - all newsworthy themes.

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Re: Sunk Ships carrying wool
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 23:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Maggsie,  I appreciate your suggestion.

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Re: Sunk Ships carrying wool
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 November 17 23:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Westoe,  When I get a chance I will try theBritish Newspaper Archives. thanks for your help