Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:22nd June 1892Place:Old Kinsale Head, Kinsale
Cause of Loss:Foundered in fogBoat Dive from:Kinsale or Courtmacsherry
Charted Depth:20mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 87
Height of Wreck:4mAdmiralty Chart No:2081 and/or 2424
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):51° 36' 40" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks and shingleLongitude (approx.):08° 32' 45" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Badly broken up and covers an area of 120m x 20m approx.
  • Lies at the foot of 200ft cliffs at Ringcurteen Point on the west side of Old Kinsale Head.
Historical Information:
  • Built by C. Connell of Glasgow in 1883, she measured 430 long x 45ft. wide, and grossed 5,202 tons.
  • She was powered by a 3 cylinder compound steam engine.
  • Owned by Inman & International S.S. Co.
  • After running aground, her propeller was kept running to prevent her from slipping into deeper water.
  • The passengers were all rescued, as was their baggage.
  • Three days after the accident she listed and started to break-up.
  • She was commanded by Captain Redford who was suspended for nine months for speeding in fog and not checking his depth.

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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

Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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