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1852 Prins Hendrik ship collision at sea
« on: Sunday 06 December 20 01:59 GMT (UK) »
I am researching relatives who emigrated from UK to Australia aboard the ship Prins Hendrik, which departed Liverpool September 1852 and arrived Port Phillip April 1853, captained by J Goedkoop.
I'm looking for information about an accident that took place after being several days at sea. According to a very old family story the ship struck a Russian vessel laden with salt, which sank early the following morning. The Russian crew came on board the PH and they returned to Ireland for repairs, stayed at Passage Queenstown Harbour for six weeks, then started to sea again.
I recall reading something about a collision with a salt vessel a long time ago but it wasnt relevant at the time and now it is - typical!
I've searched for information on this event in shipping news, gazettes or newspapers and I cant find anything. So I would appreciate any suggestions that the 'brains trust' can provide to help me.
Thanks in advance
Rob

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Re: 1852 Prins Hendrik ship collision at sea
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 December 20 06:34 GMT (UK) »
12 Oct 1852

Ship:      Hiima
Country: Russia


The barque sank in the Irish Sea after colliding with Prince Hendrik ( Netherlands). The crew were rescued by Prince Hendrik. Hiima was on a voyage from Cádiz, Spain to Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_October_1852


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Re: 1852 Prins Hendrik ship collision at sea
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 06 December 20 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Tony. Excellent detective work.
How did you solve that so quickly?

Rob


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Re: 1852 Prins Hendrik ship collision at sea
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 December 20 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Have looked at the List of Shipwrecks before and guessed that it would include the incident with the Prins Hendrik.



Also internet search for Barque Hiima gives this newspaper article:


The Yorkshire Herald and the York Herald from York, North ...
http://www.newspapers.com › newspage
... a formal investigation into the circumstances connected with the abandonment of the barque Hiima, of North Shields, in lat. 43 40 N, long. 7 59 W., on Jan. 13.

I do not subscribe to the above site, so have not read the newspaper story


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Re: 1852 Prins Hendrik ship collision at sea
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 December 20 23:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again Tony.
I began to follow up the newspaper article you found and then noticed its from an issue dated January 29, 1883 -- so I suspect thats probably another ship of the same name.
Now I'm on the hunt to see what I can find out about the Prins Hendrik repairs - apparently six weeks at Passage or Queenstown, Cork.