“The Wreck of the Nimrod”


The steamship Nimrod sets out from Moreton Bay for Liverpool. When a storm blows up, not even the skilled crew can keep the ship from running aground. At last a bark picks up the survivors


Not related to "The Nimrod's Song," which is about seal hunters, nor (it is clear) is the ship the same as Ernest Shackleton's famous _Nimrod_, which sold to buy the ill-fated _Endurance_. - RBW


  1. SHenry H717, p. 108, "The Wreck of the Nimrod" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13369
  3. BI, HHH717


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland