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|Victoria||British||Shannon Estuary Co Clare||1853|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Vessel||Rigging Style||Brigantine|
|Wreck Location||Rinevilla Bay Shannon Estuary Co Clare|
|Cause||Ran Aground||Crew Lost|
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A WRECK - On the night of Friday the 4th instant the Brigantine Victoria of Liverpool, Owen Owens commander, laden with oats from Limerick by a Mr.Connell of that city and bound for London ran aground on a reef of rocks in a small bay about half a mile to the west of Kilcradane lighthouse. The accident occurred about eight o'clock at night in a dense haze which thought it did not intercept the lighthouse light deprived those on board of a view of the land.
Though there was little wind there was a heavy swell which caused her immediately after she struck to rock so violently that the crew fearing she would at once go to pieces lost no time in getting into the boats leaving the Victoria to her fate they rowed to Carrigaholt a distance of about three miles. At four o'clock on Saturday morning the coast guards took charge of the wreck and shortly after the sailors commenced removing ashore chains, cables, anchors, spars, rigging, in a word everything portable.
Though great crowds assembled no attempt at either plunder or theft was made. Though up to Saturday morning the vessel had received no serious injury, there appears no chance of getting her off the sharp ridge of rocks on which she lies.- Clare Journal.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Tuesday, November 15, 1853
KILRUSH, Nov. 12 - Only a small part of the cargo of the victoria from Limerick to London stranded at the entrance of the Shannon on the 5th of November, has been got out in a damaged state the vessel went to pieces on the 10th.
The Standard, London, Monday, November 14, 1853
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