Co. Kerry Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

4 Masted Barque

Location:Co. Kerry
Date of Loss:23rd November 1910Place:Dromgour Point
Cause of Loss:Foundered in fogBoat Dive from:Valentia Island
Charted Depth:10 - 25mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 83
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2125
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51° 51' 44.4" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks and sandLongitude (GPS):10° 23' 01.8" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Novice
Diving Information:
  • Badly broken up.
  • Valentia Diving Centre can supply boats, air etc. Site is 15 mins. away.
  • Wreck is against cliff face on the south side of Dromgour Point near Portmagee.
  • Little current.
  • Best winds are North, North East or North West

Historical Information:

  • Built in 1890 by T. Royden & Sons of Liverpool, for MacVicar, Marshall & Co., Liverpool.
  • She was of steel construction, measuring 310 x 45.3 x 24.9ft., and grossing 2,810 tons.
  • Bound Tacoma for Limerick with a cargo of bagged grain.
  • Wreck went unnoticed until Negroes came ashore and raised the alarm.
  • One anchor was raised in 1971 and is outside Des Lavelle’s Dive Centre at Knightstown.
  • A second anchor was raised by the Inbher Sceine SAC, Kerry, in 2009 and will be displayed in Portmagee.
  • The bell was recovered in 1997.
  • Any items found should, officially, be notified to the Salvage Association.

S.V. Crompton

A.D. Edwardes Collection

© by kind permission of State Library of South Australia - PRG 1373/6/67

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 932 - 1997"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Des Lavelle
Valentia Diving Centre (1986)
Lars Bruzelius
 Internet (2002)
Paschal Dower
SubSea Magazine Autumn 2010

Co. Kerry Wreck List

Last update - 01-Jul-2020

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