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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Intrinsic   British  Kilkee Co Clare  1836 

Intrinsic : 
Owner W Sharp 
Flag British  Builder Built at Chepstow 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1832 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 338 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Full Rigged  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Kilkee Co Clare 
Date Lost 30/01/1836  Captain Quirke 
Cause Driven a shore in a gale  Crew Lost 14 
Position 52.40 N / 09.40 W  Passengers Lost   
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" Shipwreck. --We have to register in the fatal catalogue of the losses at sea in the recent desperate gales, another appalling catastrophe at Bishop's island near Kilkee where the Intrinsic merchant vessel Quirk master, late Chambers of and from Liverpool to New Orleans was driven in totally unmanageable by the tempest on Saturday morning and dashed to pieces in the tremendous surf which breaks upon the mighty cliffs along that ironbound coast.

The Master and crew 14, persons, are reported to have perished within view and 'hearing of the few natives who collected on the rugged heights of that wild region,but without the least possibility of affording succour or relief. The Intrinsic was laden with a general cargo, and appears to have sailed on the 14th of January from Liverpool. "

Limerick Chronicle February 1836


The exertion of Mr Deane, of the diving apparatus, have proved successful He has discovered the wreak and valuable cargo of the intrinsic of Liverpool lost off the coast of Kilkee, Clare ,in February last.

After a survey of several days over an area of nearly ten acres in the bottom of the sea this unfortunate vessel and cargo valued at 25,000L was found in a ravine under 12 fathoms of water. Mr Steele anxiously co-operated in this undertaking

Limerick Chronicle. June 1836

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