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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Brilliant   British  Liscannor Co Clare  1837 

Brilliant : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Sunderland 
Port Scarborough  Build Date 1832 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 266 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Vessel  Rigging Style Brig  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Moher Liscannor Co Clare 
Date Lost 21/08/1837  Captain Fligg 
Cause Abandoned  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Galway Aug.22- The Brilliant, Fligg of Scarbro', sailed on the 15th inst from Newport to Quebec passed cape clear, light breeze wind southerly, blowing hard towards midnight with heavy head sea.

Found the ship making water at four o'clock Saturday morning 19th, turned up all hands to work the pumps by 11 o'clock perceiving nothing more could be done and that the ship could not be kept free thought it prudent to put back and make for the Shannon the ship still making water cut away part of the ceiling aft to try and get at the leak, but could not.

The weather thick made the land ship dead by the wind S.S.E., which proved to be the coast about Kilkee hoisted a jack for assistance to proceed to Galway leak increasing fast by midnight discovered the broken water along Hagg's head, ship perfectly unmanageable and thought it best for safety of all hands to leave her which they did on Monday morning crew lost all their clothes.

The captain is now using all his endeavours to save any part of the wreck which may happen to go on shore for the benefit of the underwriters.
It appears that on Saturday the 19th, 12p.m., the captain while in bed was startled by a violent shock and jumped out supposing the ship had struck but could not ascertain the cause the people on deck not having felt anything, ship then forty-five miles west of Cape Clear.

The Hull Packet, Friday, September 1, 1837

Clare, Sept 1 - The Brilliant, of Scarbro, deserted by the crew and a total wreck has been thrown in at Moher, in the west of this county. The timber and sails are been landed at Moher under the direction of Mr Macnamara. All that can be preserved will however be of little value.

The Hull Packet, Friday, September 8, 1837
Record Created on  25/05/2010
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