West Co. Mayo Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steamer

Location:Co. Mayo
Date of Loss:10th December 1940Place:South West end of Achill Island
Cause of Loss:FounderedBoat Dive from:Darby's Point
Charted Depth:14.6mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 30
Height of Wreck:2.5mAdmiralty Chart No:2420 and/or 2667
Hull Material:SteelLatitude: 
Type of Seabed:Rock & kelpLongitude: 
Average Visibility:10mDiving Experience:Experienced Novice
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Partly salvaged, but keel and some outer plates remain.
  • Subject to strong winds and surges from the south west. Can be dived from the shore by climbing down rocky cliffs, but boat dive is best.
  • Do not use Blind Sound at low tide.
 
Historical Information:
  • She grossed 4,330 tons. Possibly of Greek origin.
  • Partly salvaged by Mr. J.Sweeney of Achill Sound in 1941.
  • His hard hat diver, Jim Gorman still lives in Achill Sound (1982).
  • Any pruck should, officially, be notified to the Salvage Association.
 

Source Publications:

"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
West Co. Mayo Wreck List

Last update - 14-Feb-2006

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