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|Intrinsic||British||Kilkee Co Clare||1836|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Chepat|
|Lloyds Register||1835 no 127 - I||Tonnage nrt/grt||338|
|Launched||Dimensions in Feet||| ||
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Funnels|
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Full Rigged|
|Wreck Location||Kilkee Co Clare|
|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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