Famine and Shipwreck: The Coffin Ship Hannah

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Date Added: 10th January 2020

Date Removed: 9th January 2021

Available for: 12 months



In the Spring of 1849, a coffin-ship carrying 180 Irish emigrants fleeing Ireland's potato famine, hits an ice reef. Seventeen hours later, the survivors are rescued by another famine ship. Famine and Shipwreck tells this extraordinary tale of horror and survival. The documentary recreates the shipwreck and heroic survival of some of the passengers.


Certificate: 13+

Year: 2011

Duration: 1h 29min

Episode Length: 1h 29min


Director: Brian McKenna

Cast: Brian McKenna, James MacLean, Catherine Lipscombe

Studio: Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)


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