The wreck of the Reliance, East Indiaman, off Etaples, near Boulogne.The Reliance leaving the East India Dock 11th of June, 1841, on her Voyage to India and China Seventeen Months before her Awful Destruction.
The Reliance leaving the East India dock. The Times of November 1842 described the wreck as follows: "She was of 1,550 tons, built in 1825 at Deptford and left Gravesend on June 15th, 1841. In a dreadful and terrific gale the ship went ashore, and the scene on the sandy beach was extraordinary from the number of boxes of tea washed up, and out of the 27,000 boxes she had on board, only 1,386 were recovered. The only persons saved besides Robert Dickson were Wm. O'Neill, a seaman, one Norwegian, one Prussian, and three men from Manila, and amongst those lost were the captain, 27 Chinamen who embarked at Whampoa, and 17 men from Manila who joined at Macao."
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