Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Vessel Type:

3 Masted Schooner

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:22nd April 1822Place:West of Garrettstown
Cause of Loss:Foundered & struck rocksBoat Dive from:Crosshaven
Charted Depth:5mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 87
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2081
Hull Material:WoodLatitude:51 37 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude:08 33 West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Accompanied Novice
Picture available?No
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies close to the cliffs (60 feet high).
  • Mostly scattered remains.
  • Ballast stones visable over a wide area.
  • Its possible that a few gold coins are stiil there.
  • Dive at Slack Water. Consult local knowledge.
  • Note!! A permit is needed to dive this wreck.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built for the Black Ball Line in 1819 by Sidney Wright, New York.
  • Grosing 434 tons, she measured 113 x 29.25 feet.
  • Tow decks, three masts a billet head and a square stern.
  • Bound New York for Liverpool with a cargo og gold, cotton, beeswax, stores & provisions.
  • While off Cape Clear she was hit by a squall. A freak wave put her on her beam ends and the mizzen and foremast were broken. Everything on deck including the life-boats were swept overboard.
  • driven before the storm she eventually ended up on the rocks below the cliffs west of Garrettstown.
  • Only the mate survived.
  • Commanded by Captain John Williams.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Their Bones are Scattered"
by
Raymond White
Kilmore Enterprises - ISBN: 0954439805
Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 10-May-2006

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