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Loss of the Victory
The Victory was a 76 ton schooner owned and captained by Samson Strike of Porthleven, Cornwall, ironically the uncle of John Carter Strike, a coastguard stationed (latterly) at Helvick Head. The Victory was lost on October 18, 1882 when inbound to Waterford from Cardiff with coal. All hands were lost. If anyone reading this has any further information beyond the Board of Trade returns for 1882-83, I shall be fascinated to hear from them. The Victory is believed to have been lost in Ballyteigue Bay: the only evidence of the loss was a lifeboat with the name Victory painted on it, and a 'portion of bulwark'.
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