Co. Cork Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Steamer

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:29th December 1916Place:Kedge Island
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Baltimore Harbour
Charted Depth:20mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:4mAdmiralty Chart No:2129 and/or 2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51 46.1414 North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):09 34.5081 West
Average Visibility:10m +Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
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Diving Information:
  • Extensively broken up, she lies with her bow to the North East wedged in a gully.
  • Her twin boilers and her engine are the largest features.
  • Inhabited by some large congers.
  • Site is 5 minutes away from Baltimore, at the South West corner of the Kedge Rocks.
  • Best dived 1 hour after High Water.
  • Launch from Baltimore Harbour.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in steel in 1899 by D.J. Dunlop & Co., Port Glasgow as the "Don Hugo", she was owned by Yeoward Bros. and grossed 2,244 tons and measured 298.7 x 38.3 x 18.0ft. with a single screw triple-expansion engine.
  • Registered in Liverpool.
  • While bound Liverpool with general cargo from Las Palmas she ran aground while in fog.
  • 16 of her crew were rescued by Church of Ireland Deacon J.R.H. Beecher, who was subsequently awarded a R.N.L.I. medal.
 

Source Publications:

"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
by
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Aquaventures
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Internet Site (2003)
Jerry Smith
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Aquaventures, Baltimore (1998)
Co. Cork Wreck List "A"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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