Co. Cork Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:


Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:10th December 1928Place:Roche's Point
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Crosshaven
Charted Depth:6 - 13mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 81 & 87
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1765 and/or 1777
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 47' 30" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):08° 15' 15" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies 15 minutes out of Crosshaven.
  • Affected by strong Easterly currents.
  • Consult local knowledge
  • Warning!!! Subject to strong tides and lies close to shipping channel.
  • Dive up to one hour each side of Slack Water only.
Historical Information:
  • Built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, for T.H. Ismay in 1901, she grossed 20,904 tons and measured 207.49 x 22.93 x 13.43 metres.
  • She was powered by twin screw, 8 cylinder quadruple-expansion engines which generated 1,524hp.
  • Bound New York for Liverpool she was washed broadside onto the rocks during a gale after striking Pollock Rock.
  • Cargo was Ford machinery, passengers and refrigerated cargo.
  • A lot was salvaged from her, and when ready to re-float when a gale smashed her on the rocks.
  • Ship's Bell is in Helm Hotel, Crosshaven.
  • Commanded by Captain G. Berry.

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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:
Internet site (2000)
Ian Kelleher
via email (2005)

Co. Cork Wreck List "C"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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