Co. Cork Wreck List "D"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:20th November 1885Place:Duncannon Bay
Cause of Loss:Struck reefBoat Dive from:Baltimore
Charted Depth:38mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88 & 89
Height of Wreck:4mAdmiralty Chart No:2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51.30.489 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & sandLongitude (GPS):09.46.439 West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Lies 0.5 miles south of Bird Island mostly in 30 - 38m.
  • Badly broken up from 100 years worth of storms.
  • Is in sections at different depths but broken wide open.
  • Propellor, engine & boiler are still there.
  • Note!! - This wreck comes under the Irish "100 year protection rule".
  • Note!! - Permission is required to dive this wreck.
 
Historical Information:
  • 390 ft. in length she grossed 2930 tons and was powered by 350hp inverted engines.
  • Was bound Boston for Liverpool in thick fog when she struck the reef.
  • She later slipped back into deeper water and progressively broke into sections.
  • Cargo consisted of 54 passengers and cattle.
  • Passengers and crew escaped.
 
Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
by
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"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:
Diveireland
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Internet site (2000)
Divernet Wreck Tour 42
by
John Liddiard
Co. Cork Wreck List "D"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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