Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:7th February 1881Place:Mizen Head
Cause of Loss:Struck rocks Boat Dive from:Crookhaven or Baltimore
Charted Depth:35mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88 & 89
Height of Wreck:5mAdmiralty Chart No:2129
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):51° 27' 00" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):09° 49' 20" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:   
  • Lies near Cahir Rock.
  • Boilers and large sections of hull plating still there.
  • Note! A permit is needed to dive this wreck.
Historical Information:
  • Built by Harlands & Wolff Ltd., Belfast in 1870, she was owned by S.S. Bohemian Co. Ltd., Liverpool, she grossed 3,113 tons, measured 400 x 37 x 28ft. and was powered by 350 nhp 2 cylinder compound inverted engines giving her a top speed of 12 knots.
  • Bound Boston for Liverpool with a cargo of bacon, cotton, silk and passengers.
  • Struck a reef that runs out from Caher Island, near Mizen Head, while in fog.
  • Her masts could be seen sticking out of the water.
  • Her commander, Captain William Moxon Grundy, and 35 out of her 57 crew were lost.

Captain Grundy

William Moxon Grundy (circa 1876) - Captain of the "S.S. Bohemian"

© by kind permission of Captain Grundy's great grandson, Graham Jackson

S.S. Bohemian

© by kind permission of Nick Chipcase at wrecksite web site

S.S. Bohemian

© by kind permission of Nick Chipcase at wrecksite web site

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 1105 – 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
Other Sources:
Graham Jackson
by Email (2006)
Internet (2001 & 2003)

Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 16-May-2006

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