“The Hantoon”

Author: William Martin, Slippery Green, Wexford
Earliest date: 1937 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship wreck sailor
Found in: Ireland


Wexford barque Hantoon is off the coast of Portugal "when this cruel British monster on us came bearing down." Captain Neill tried "to save his ship and crew, But those cursed, heartless tyrants had cut our barque in two." Four of eleven are lost.


December 27, 1881: "'The Hantoon' ... was run down ... on the homeward voyage from Galatz"; four of the crew of eleven were lost. Galatz is "one hundred miles up the Danube" [p. 53]. (source: Ranson) - BS

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Cross references


  1. Ranson, pp. 46-47, "The Hantoon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7351
  3. BI, Ran046