South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Brig

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:22nd March 1828Place:Aranmore
Cause of Loss:Ran ashoreBoat Dive from:Burtonport
Charted Depth:Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 1
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:1883 and/or 2792
Hull Material:WoodLatitude:54 58.30 North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude:08 28.15 West
Average Visibility:Diving Experience:
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:   
  • Lies off Rutland Island, near Duck Island, Aranmore (Aran Island).

 
Historical Information:
  • Built 1826 at Portaferry by Gelston and owned by Scott & Patrickson of Sligo, she traded mostly between Sligo and Portaferry.
  • At time of loss she was bound Sligo for London carrying mostly butter with some general provisions.
  • Struck "Blind Rocks" in Aranmore Sound.
  • Some of the crew were thrown overboard.
  • Pilot, Tom O’Donnell managed to anchor her for some time, but she was driven onto Duck Island, eventually drifting off and sinking South West of Rutland Island.
  • All onboard were lost including the Pilot, and the Captain William Crangle from Portaferry and a shareholder in the company.
 
Source Publications:
"Donegal Shipwrecks"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1998 - ISBN: 094815456X
"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
South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"

Last update - 16-Apr-2003

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