Co. Wexford Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Steamer

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:1917 Place:Great Saltee
Cause of Loss:Torpedoed Boat Dive from:Kilmore Quay
Charted Depth:58mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 77
Height of Wreck:10mAdmiralty Chart No:2740 and/or 1410
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:51 56 North approx.
Type of Seabed: Longitude:07 09 West approx.
Average Visibility:20 - 55mDiving Experience:Very Experienced
Picture available?Yes - click here
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies off Saltee Island. (Guğmundur Helgason's u-boat.net website says 19 miles West by North of Conningbeg Light Vessel.)
  • Hull largely upright.
  • Ship's Bell was recovered by fishermen's nets.
  • 400+ portholes most of which remain.
  • Tri-mix dive.
 
Historical Information:
  • A Booth liner, grossing 6,500 tons, bound West Para for Liverpool, she was torpedoed twice and shelled by UC-48 but remained afloat for some hours before sinking.
  • 55 persons were lost some of which may have been rescued previously from the S.S. Huntsman.
  • Her cargo was portholes and rubber.
  • Another ship of the line, S.S. Crispin was also sunk in the area 12 days later by U-57. She has not been found.
 
Source Publications:
"SubSea Magazine"
by
Irish Underwater Council
 
Other Sources :
Guğmundur Helgason's U-Boat website
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Co. Wexford Wreck List "B"

Last update - 13-Jan-2014

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