Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Vessel Type:

3 Masted Sail Ship

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:11th April 1896Place:Gokane Point
Cause of Loss:Struck rocks Boat Dive from:Baltimore
Charted Depth:20mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88 & 89
Height of Wreck:10mAdmiralty Chart No:2129
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):51° 05' 00" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):09° 10' 45" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:   
  • Lies 0.5 miles East of Gokane Point.
  • Well broken up.
  • Note!! A permit is needed to dive this wreck as it is over 100 years old.
Historical Information:
  • A 3 masted iron barque, built for Hughes of Liverpool by Thomas Royden & Sons, Liverpool in 1876, she grossed 1,274 tons.
  • Hughes operated her until 1895 and then sold her to H.R. Davies of Treborth, Bangor, Co.Down.
  • Bound San Francisco for Queenstown with a cargo of wheat.
  • She struck Thige Mor Rock at Yokane Point near Lough Inne, just east of the Coastguard Station at Barlogue.
  • Her commander Captain Williams and 20 crew were able to row ashore at Tralagogh.
  • The Second Mate was John Peter Lewis. He ended his career as old man in the Empress boats of Canadian Pacific.

S.V. Carnavonshire

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

Source Publications:
"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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Peter Lewis
via Email (2012)
Mike Royden
via Email (2012)
Internet (2001 & 2003)

Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 16-Jul-2012

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