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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Victoria   British  Shannon Estuary Co Clare  1853 

Victoria : 
Flag British  Builder  
Port Liverpool  Build Date  
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt  
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Brigantine  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Rinevilla Bay Shannon Estuary Co Clare 
Date Lost 05/11/1853  Captain Owens 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers 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
Record Created on  04/04/2009
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