“The Vivandeer”


Vivandeer was built "to sail the ocean round ... But they left her on Blackwater Bank, a dire and total wreck." Tinnaberna men launch their boats, step aboard, and, with help of a tug, "brought the gallant Vivandeer safe into Wexford Quay"


1885: "The new sailing ship Vivandiere struck the Blackwater Bank.... She was abandoned by her crew. A local group from Tinnabearna put out and boarded her. They succeeded in bringing her into Wexford with the aid of a tug." (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 71) - BS

Cross references


  1. Ranson, pp. 112-113, "The Vivandeer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7354
  3. BI, Ran112


Author: Miley Roche, Kilmuckridge
Earliest date: 1939 (Ranson)
Keywords: sea ship wreck sailor help
Found in: Ireland