Co. Dublin Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Anti-Submarine Steam Drifter

Location:Co. Dublin
Date of Loss:1917Place:Bennet Bank
Cause of Loss:Mined Boat Dive from:Dun Laoghaire
Charted Depth:28mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 50
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:1415 and/or 1468
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:53 22North approx.
Type of Seabed:Sand Longitude:06 01West approx.
Average Visibility:3m +Diving Experience:Experienced
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • 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.
 
Historical Information:
  • 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.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
Co. Dublin Wreck List "A"

Last update - 02-Feb-2014

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