“The Alert”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1943 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor
Found in: Ireland


Alert completes its outward course. Homeward bound, on passing through Gibraltar they meet fog and storm. The crew pray on deck and shake hands; the ship sinks. Captain Butler and his crew are mourned by wives and orphans in Wexford town.

Historical references


  1. Ranson, pp. 65-67, "The Alert" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ran064