“The Loss of the Shamrock”


James Murray's mother asks him to delay sailing but he won't wait. He sails on Friday, September 18. The ship is seen on Saturday, then lost. Thomas Ridgeley might have saved two of those lost but he did not and is scorned for it.

Historical references

  • Sep 19, 1846 - the Shamrock is lost in a gale off Cape St Mary's (Northern Shipwrecks Database)


  1. Peacock, pp. 963-964, "The Loss of the Shamrock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9816
  3. BI, Pea963


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)