Co. Cork Wreck List "E"
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Vessel Type:

Iron Barque

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:26-August 1883 Place:Kedge Island
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Baltimore Harbour
Charted Depth:18mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:2129 and/or 2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51 28.00 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & GulliesLongitude (GPS):09 19.00 West
Average Visibility:10m +Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
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Diving Information:    
  • Lies a mile east of Kedge Island, in between it and Carraigathorna.
  • She is upside-down and extensively broken up.
  • Best dived 1 hour after High Water.
  • Launch from Baltimore Harbour.
  • Note!! A permit is required to dive the wreck as it is over 100 years old.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built of iron in 1859, she 695 tons net.
  • Owner was C.H. Donner, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Captain was J.E. Hacke.
  • Bound Liverpool for New York with a cargo of salt she became stranded and wrecked one mile east of Kedge Island.
  • 14 of her crew were rescued.
 
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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Aquaventures
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Internet (2001)
Co. Cork Wreck List "E"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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