Anti-Submarine Steam Drifter
Date of Loss:
Cause of Loss:
Boat Dive from:
Irish O.S. Map:
Discovery Series No. 50
Height of Wreck:
Admiralty Chart No:
1415 and/or 1468
53 22North approx.
Type of Seabed:
06 01West approx.
No image listed.
Lies 2.5 miles East of Bailey Lighthouse close to the Bennett Bank in a North-South (bow) direction.
Badly damaged and broken in two.
Stern half is mostly intact
Hatches are missing from the two port coal bunkers.
Deck machinery stil visible.
Plenty of fish etc.
Subject to shifting sands due to the current.
Best dived 1 hour before High Water/Low Water.
Built in Aberdeen in 1910 as trawler by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, Middlesborough, she was converted into an anti-submarine coastal gunboat during WW1.
She grossed 79 tons and measured 24.38 x 5.48 x 2.61m.
Power was by a 2 cylinder compound steam engine generating 28 h.p.
Her Armament consisted of 1 x 6 pounder gun.
Thought to have been sunk by a German mine while on patrol. Another possibility could be the misfiring depth charge.
"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"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 -
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