Date of Loss:
21st January 1958
Cause of Loss:
Boat Dive from:
Irish O.S. Map:
Discovery Series No. 62
Height of Wreck:
Admiralty Chart No:
1787 and/or 1468
Type of Seabed:
10 - 15m
Lies outside the bank south-east of Arklow close to the Arklow No. 4 buoy.
Sitting upright she is almost intact.
Her screws have been salvaged.
Some artifacts lying around, but
be reported to Receiver of Wrecks if recovered.
Subject to strong currents and swirling sand outside slack water.
Consult local knowledge.
Built at Troon in 1893 and registered at Cardiff at the time of loss, she grossed 446 tons and measured 120ft. She had wooden masts/Derricks .
Had a cargo of steel plates bound Port Talbot for Londonderry.
Managed to sail off the bank on the 22nd. but filled with water and sank.
The crew were rescued by the Arklow Lifeboat.
Most of the steel plates were salvaged.
She had an Estonian Captain and an Estonian/Latvian crew.
There is reportedly a WW1 German U-Boat lying close by.
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105- 1993"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 -
"The Arklow Sub" article
SubSea Magazine (Winter 2001)
Castlereagh SAC (2006)
Richard Beith (ex-crew member
via E-mail (2003)
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