Co. Cork Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:


Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:13th January 1925Place:Shoota Rock, Seven Heads
Cause of Loss:Struck rocks Boat Dive from:

Courtmacsherry or Dunworly Bay

Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 89
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:2092
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 25' 57" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):09° 23' 01" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • There is a slip at Dunworly Bay or it can be dived from the shore.
  • Lies 30m from the shore at Shoota Rock at the West end of Travarra Bay.
  • Largely broken up.
Historical Information:
  • Built by W.A. Young & Co. in 1912, she grossed 3,994 tons, measured 350 x 50.8 x 25.6ft. and was powered by 241 nhp triple-expansion engines generating 9 knots.
  • She was owned by R. & H. Hall of Cork, she was bound for Cork from Rosario with 6,000 tons of maize.
  • During a severe storm se was smashed against the rocks. The wind blew some of her cargo onto the top of the 150ft. cliffs and a 2 ton portion of her keel landed on a ledge 40ft. above the sea.
  • Her commander, Captain John Bowen, and her 28 crew were lost.

S.S. Cardiff Hall

"The S.S. Cardiff Hall in a gale, 1922"

© by kind permission of Mr. Richard W. Parry , owner of the painting

Artist unknown - All rights respectfully acknowledged

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:
Richard W. Parry
Email 2007

Co. Cork Wreck List "C"

Last update - 14-Nov-2007

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