|Total Records: 1|
|Indian Chief||British||Cahore Point Co Wexford||1837|
|Indian Chief :|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Liverpool|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo||Rigging Style||Full Rigged Ship|
|Wreck Location||South of Arklow Bank Cahore Point Co Wexford|
|Cause||Ran Aground||Crew 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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