Co. Cork Wreck List "G"
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Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:17th September 1924Place:Stag Rocks, Toe Head
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Baltimore
Charted Depth:20mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 87 & 89
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2092 and/or 2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 27' 55" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):09° 13' 36" West
Average Visibility:10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies on the west side of Stag Rocks.
  • Well broken up and covers a wide area.
  • Lies in the entrance to the gully between the rocks on the south side on her port side.
Historical Information:
  • Built in steel by Caird & Co., Greenock in 1898 she grossed 5,514 tons, measured 420.6 x 49.1 x 21.9 ft. and was powered by a triple-expansion engine.
  • She was owned by F. Leyland & Co..
  • Struck the Stag Rocks in fog during a severe gale while en-route from New Orleans to Liverpool.
  • The Wireless Operator sent a distress message seconds before the radio mast fell.
  • "HMS Seawolf" and the Dutch tug "Wittersee" responded..
  • One of the crew was lost when a life-boat overturned.
  • She broke in two forward of the No. 2 hatch.

S.S. Asian

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Internet (2001)

Co. Cork Wreck List "G"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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