North Co. Donegal Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

R.N. Tug

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:18th October 1941Place:Bluick Rock, Greencastle
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:
Charted Depth:Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 3 & 4
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:2499
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):55° 13' 00" North
Type of Seabed:Longitude (approx.):06° 56' 12" West
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Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:
Diving Information:
  • Bluick Rock lies to the North of Greencastle

Historical Information:

  • A Royal Navy Tug of 700 tons, measuring 156.75 x 33.25 x 10.5ft.
  • Built by Cochrane and Holmes of Selby and launched 23rd May 1940.
  • Armed with 1 x 3 inch deck gun.
  • Specially fitted for deep ocean towing, she was waiting for instructions when she drove ashore North of Greencastle.

H.M.S. Assurance

Photo of "H.M.S. Prudence" - the same class as "H.M.S. Assurance"

© by kind permission of Peter Brendt

Source Publications:

"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
Other Sources:
Internet 2006

North Co. Donegal Wreck List

Last update - 11-Dec-2006

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