New Cornwall

Foundering of a schooner with the loss of all hands

Shortly after this casualty, a schooner, in endeavouring to enter Shields Harbour, was overwhelmed at the entrance by high seas, and foundered, drowning all hands-supposed to number six. The schooner's name is the New Cornwall, belonging to Barnstaple.

Source Northern Echo 22nd December 1876

Within half an hour of the wreck of the Albion, a small schooner named the New Cornwall, in coming into the Tyne, was struck by three heavy seas, and capsized, the whole of her crew being drowned. She was a vessel of 75 tons register, built at Barnstable, in 1872, and belonged to Mr Samuel Pront, of Barnstable.


“Gazette” Office, Friday Noon.

The name the captain of the foundered schooner New Cornwall, of Barnstaple, has been ascertained to be Richard Prout, and was a brother the owner. The vessel was bound from Antwerp for the Tyne, in ballast.

Source:Shields Daily Gazette 22 December 1876