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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Illyrian   British  Clear Island Co Cork  1884 

Illyrian : 
Owner Bibby Line 
Flag British  Builder Harland & Wolff Belfast 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1867 
Official No 60019  Material Iron 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 2931 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 390 | 37.2 | 29.3
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Cape Clear Clear Island Co Cork 
Date Lost 17/05/1884  Captain Farquhar 
Cause Wrecked  Crew Lost  
Position 51.26 N / 09.28 W  Passengers Lost   
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Skibbereen, Friday.

The Leyland steamer Illyrian owner Mr. Frederick Leyland Liverpool bound from Liverpool to New York went on the rocks under Cape Clear lighthouse last night. The crew and Passengers were saved, but the vessel Will become a total wreck.

The Illyrian was one of the smallest boats of the Leyland Line and commanded by Captain Farquhar. Her registered tonnage does not exceed 2,000 tons. She sailed from Liverpool to Boston on the 14th and experienced some dense and foggy Weather in the Channel but all went well until about four miles from this harbour when she struck on the rocks underneath Cape Clear lighthouse.

Her crew consisted of sixty eight men and it is satisfactory to note that all escaped with their lives in the boats. The vessel has completely rolled over on her side and beyond all doubt will become a total wreck.

The captain and Crew are at present at Baltimore with Mr Swanton Lloyd's agent and are awaiting the instructions of her owners. It may be stated that this is a sister vessel of the Bohemian which was wrecked at Barley Cove off this coast some time ago.

Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Saturday, May 17, 1884
Record Created on  19/05/2009
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