“The Pomona (I)”


Pomona leaves Liverpool "bound for the land of plenty" and is wrecked "on Blackwater's shoals" in Wexford Bay by "fictitious reckoning." The crew of thirty-five and four hundred passengers are lost.


April 28, 1859: _Pomona_ en route from Liverpool to New York "driven into sandbank seven miles off Ballyconigar" with nearly 400 lost (mostly emigrants). Reported in Wexford Constitution Apr 30th 1859 (source: RootsWeb.com genealogy site under shipping; Northern Shipwrecks Database; Ranson; for details see Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 70) - BS

Historical references

  • Apr 28, 1859 - The Pomona wreck

Cross references


  1. Ranson, pp. 62-63, "The Pomona" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7342
  3. BI, Ran062


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1943 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland