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"Prince Rupert"

 A report of the loss of the Prince Rupert on 4th / 5th September 1841

Source - The Cape Archives

"The Prince Rupert, Ramage, from London 14th April [1841], bound to New Zealand with Emigrants, ran ashore on Saturday night, in entering Table Bay. She is a total wreck.  Mr Merewether, the chief officer of the Bucephalus , with 3 of her crew and Mr Frood, a passenger by the Prince Rupert were unfortunately drowned, while endeavouring to rescue some of the passengers."

Drowned:

Mr. James N. FROOD aged 34 years

Mr. John R MEREWETHER, Chief officer of the ship Bucephalus , aged 25 years.

John DUNCAN, Boatswains Mate of the ship Bucephalus , aged 33 years

Thomas LOCKYEAR, Seaman of the ship Bucephalus , aged 21 years.

Henry JOHNSON, seaman of the ship Bucephalus , aged 21 years.

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