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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Liriope   British  Clifden Bay Co Galway  1863 

Liriope : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Stockton on Tees 
Port Stockton  Build Date 1856 
Official No 6337  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 308 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 106 | 25.5 | 16
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Clifden Bay Co Galway 
Date Lost 07/12/1863  Captain G Ritchie 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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The Barque Lireope, Ritchie, hence for Singapore was left at six pm. on the 11th inst off the Great Orms-head by the tug Quickstep. Wind N.W , strong Breeze

Liverpool Mercury Friday November 13, 1865

Galway, Dec 7.-- The large ship at anchor in Clifden bay with only one mast standing is making signals of distress but owing to the rough state of the weather she can not be communicated with. There appear to be a great number of persons on board

The Caledonian Mercury , Friday, December 11, 1863

Lloyds, Dec. 9 --The Liriope ( Barque ) of Liverpool has been wrecked near Ballyconnolly, Galway

The Caledonian Mercury , Saturday, December 19, 1863

There is to much reason to fear that the Liriope of Liverpool , a Large Barque has been totally wrecked and her crew lost. Parts of the wreck are reported to have come ashore at Galway in Ireland along with a leaf of a log book having the name of a former master written in it and a coast guard certificate in favbour of the present master , Mr George Ritchie who is a native of Arbroath.

The Caledonian Mercury Wednesday , December 9 1863

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