dakota

 

The SS Dakota was built by Palmer's shipbuilding company at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1874. She was 4332 gross tons with an iron hull fitted with a 2 cylinder compound engine and aft screw.

The SS Dakota which belonged to the Liverpool and Great Western Steam Ship Company Liverpool was wrecked on the East Mouse, near Amlwch on 9th May 1877. This 4,332 ton Liverpool passenger liner was sailing for New York in calm weather some two miles off shore, when the 4th officer ordered a change of direction to take here further out to sea. For some reason she turned in the opposite direction and hit rock just in shore of the east mouse. All of her 109 passengers and much of the cargo were saved by Bull bay lifeboat Elenor. The ship sank and is still used by divers who bring up pottery some of which is displayed in the sail loft.

The Manifest of the S.S.Dakota when she sank:-
226cs-brandy
100cs-wine
1cs-machinery
448lb-chicory
10cs-sardines
1cs-oil-paintings
2pkgs-books
4cs-oilman's-stores
1cs-perfumery
10cks-ox-acid
3cs-musical-instruments
1bx-medicine
12.5t-tin ingots
3652bxs-tin-plates
1 bx-sadlery
175crts-earthenware
24cs-spa-ware
7cs-hats

Manifest list produced by Terry Stoker (http://mysite.freeserve.com/S.S.DAKOTA)