Co. Waterford Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Armed Steamer

Location:Co. Waterford
Date of Loss:13th April 1917Place:Minehead
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Dungarvan
Charted Depth:40mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 82
Height of Wreck:5mAdmiralty Chart No:2049
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51° 56' 56.226" North*
Type of Seabed:Gravel Longitude (GPS):07° 34' 47.976" West*
Average Visibility:15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies in 33m, 2.75 miles South-West of.
  • Bow lies in a East-South-East direction.
  • Has extensively broken up.
  • Dive at Slack Water.
  • NOTE. Permission is required from "" to dive this wreck.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1910 by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle, and owned by City of Cork Steam Packet Co.Ltd.
  • She measured 81.07 x 11.32 x 5.28 metres and grossed 1,456 tons.
  • Powered by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generated 394 hp.
  • Armed with 1 x 3 pounder stern gun.
  • Was bound Liverpool for Cork with a 1,050 tons of coal and general cargo when she was torpedoed in the engine room by UC-44.
  • The captain was P.F. Kelly.
  • The captain and 3 out of a crew of 32 were all that survived.

S.S. Bandon

© by kind permission of Olive Coleman - History of the Port of Cork Steam Navigation web site
Click HERE for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image
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
"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 1582 - 2000"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
Other Sources:
*source - Geological Survey of Ireland
Internet (2020)
Olive Coleman
Internet (2006)
Eoin McGarry via UK Diving
Internet (2003)

Co. Waterford Wreck List "B"

Last update - 27-Dec-2020

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