Comet



DescriptionOn 13 April 1865 fire broke out aboard the clipper ship Comet in the cargo of wool while heading from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia for London. The captain and all 80 passengers abandoned ship in 3 boats and were lost. On April 17, just as the Comet was about to sink, the 17 crew members remaining aboard were rescued by the British barque Dauntless.
Year1865
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost81
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_(clipper)