South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Greek Steamer

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:29th January 1926Place:Aranmore Island
Cause of Loss:StrandedBoat Dive from:Burtonport Harbour
Charted Depth:6mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 1
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1883 and/or 2792
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:
Type of Seabed:Sand and rocksLongitude:
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Average
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies just out from Aranmore Harbour.
  • Prop still attached.
  • There is a swim-through at the stern.
  • Boilers, condensers, large prop shaft and stacks of brass pipes lying around.
 
Historical Information:
  • A Greek cargo steamer, she was built in 1894 by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Jarrow, Newcastle, grossed 2,633 tons, measured 303 x 43.1 x 19.2ft. and was powerd by 269 n.h.p. triple expansion engines.
  • Stranded and wrecked during a storm after boiler failure.
  • Bound Bralia for Sligo with a cargo of maize.
  • Cargo was salvaged before she sank and crew were rescued.
 
Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
by
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"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
South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"

Last update - 08-May-2003

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