Date of Loss:
28th March 1917
Cause of Loss:
Bombed by U-Boat
Boat Dive from:
Irish O.S. Map:
Discovery Series No. 62
Height of Wreck:
Admiralty Chart No:
1787 and/or 1468
Type of Seabed:
3 - 8m
Lies close to the South Arklow marker buoy.
Sitting upright with damage to her port side.
Little superstructure above deck remains.
Visability usually very poor due to enormous amounts of sand moved by each tide.
Any artifacts recovered
be reported to Receiver of Wrecks.
Consult local knowledge.
Permission should be sought from Irish Lights before diving this vessel.
Built of steel and wood she measured 96 x 22 x 12 feet.
Was boarded by the crew of UC-65, a mine laying U-Boat, and explosives placed onboard.
The crew were allowed to escape before the charges went off.
The explosives failed to sink her so UC-65 shelled her until she sank.
Uc-65 was commanded by Captain Otto Steinbrinck.
"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 -
"The South Arklow Light Vessel" article
SubSea Magazine (Summer 2006)
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