North Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Greek Motor Vessel

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:2nd November 1960Place:Tor Beg
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Culdaff
Charted Depth:47mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 3
Height of Wreck:14mAdmiralty Chart No:2723 and/or 2811
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (Decca):55 23 70 North
Type of Seabed:GravelLongitude (Decca):07 04 05 West
Average Visibility:15m+Diving Experience:Experienced.
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Diving Information:
  • Lies 1 mile North West of Innistrahull at Tor Beg.
  • Stern section only (see below).
  • Subject to tidal currents. Slack water best.
 
Historical Information:
  • Greek motor vessel of Piraeus she grossed 10,392 tons.
  • Struck rocks and broke in two.
  • The marks are for the stern section that sank while under tow near Malin Head.
  • The bow section was beached on Torbeg.
  • Bound Glasgow for Cuba to load sugar for China, she was commanded by Captain John Halamantis.
  • The crew of 14 were rescued.
 
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
 

Other Sources:

David Stewart
via email 2011
Norman Woods
-
Portstewart SAC (2000)
Royal Navy
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Hydrographic Department (1970)
North Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"

Last update - 02-Feb-2014

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