Co. Wexford Wreck List "B"

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Vessel Type:

Three Masted Barque

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:22nd February 1917Place:Coningbeg Rock
Cause of Loss:Torpedoed Boat Dive from:Kilmore Quay
Charted Depth:45mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 77
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:2740 and/or 1410
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:
Type of Seabed:Rocks & gravelLongitude:
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Lies approx. half a mile east of Coningbeg Rock, to the south of the Saltee Islands.
  • Sitting upright, but is extensively broken up.
  • Some artifacts lying around, but must be reported to Receiver of Wrecks if lifted.
  • Launch from slip at Kilmore Quay.
  • Subject to strong currents outside slack water.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in the 1891 by A. McMillan & Sons, Dumbarton, she grossed 1,416 tons and measured 300ft. long she was owned by Marine Nav.Co..
  • Initially shelled by U-84, she was finally torpedoed off Mine Head she drifted for some time until she sank after striking Coningbeg Rock.
  • She carried a cargo of timber.
  • The wreck was identified by her bell which was recovered in the 1990's.
  • All aboard were rescued.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"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
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025

Co. Wexford Wreck List "B"

Last update - 02-Feb-2014

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