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Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Indian Chief   British  Cahore Point Co Wexford  1837 

Indian Chief : 
Flag British  Builder Built at Liverpool 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1826 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 416 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location South of Arklow Bank  Cahore Point Co Wexford 
Date Lost 18/11/1837  Captain M'Donald 
Cause Ran Aground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE. The large ship Indian Chief Captain M'Donald from Liverpool to the Mauritius Isle of France struck on the Blackwater Bank on Sunday last at four A.M. The crew immediately left her she having fourteen feet water in her hold and her foremast cut away. The crew landed at Cahore Point at ten P.M. the vessel shortly after drifted off the bank and continued afloat until four p.m. when she sunk about eight leagues from the shore and two south-east from the Arklow light-ship.

Several boats put off from the shore only one or two of which boarded her. One of the boats belonging to Poulduff near Glynn and containing a crew of six or seven persons remained it is supposed on board or else too near and was engulfed with the sinking vessel as melancholy to relate no tidings whatever had been heard of them.

The vessel left, Liverpool on Wednesday, and had a general cargo, principally bale goods which was estimated at 80,000/. value.

Wexford Independent. November 1837
Record Created on  08/07/2010
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