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Ville de Dunkerque, 1856
Type: French ship ;
From WD of 30 Mar 1856:
Dreadful Storm in the Black Sea - Upwards of 20 Ships Lost
A telegraphic dispatch dated Constantinople March 24, was posted on Wednesday at Lloyds, briefly announcing another terrible storm in the Black Sea, which appears to have been severely felt in the vicinity of Kustendje, between Varna and the mouth of the Danube. It broke out on the morning of the 14th instant and continued with fearful violence for 48 hours, in the course of which no less than six English barques and five brigs, chiefly employed in the transport stores service and 10 foreign ships, were wholly wrecked. The names of the English vessels are reported in the message as follows:-
Among the other wrecks, there were three French ships - the Ville de Dunkerque, the Voile, and the Jourrier Jebin ; the crews were saved.