Co. Cork Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Spanish Factory Ship

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:1st August 1986Place:Ardnakilla Point
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Castletownbere
Charted Depth:25mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 84
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:1840 and/or 2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 38' 45" North
Type of Seabed:Longitude (approx.):09° 49' 55" West
Average Visibility: Convert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies in Piper Sound
Historical Information:
  • She measured 110 ft. and was manned by a Spanish crew under a British flag in order to comply with EEC regulations.
  • During a severe gale her engines failed as she neared Castletownbere Harbour and she struck rocks at Ardnakilla Point.
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705

Co. Cork Wreck List "A"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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