Co. Wexford Wreck List "D"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:18th January 1917Place:Great Saltee
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Kilmore Quay
Charted Depth:10mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 77
Height of Wreck:5mAdmiralty Chart No:2740 and/or 1410
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):52° 06' 47.34" North
Type of Seabed:GravelLongitude (GPS):06° 36' 45.42" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies parallel to the Collough Rocks, at the back of Great Saltee.
  • Sitting upright with bow pointing out to sea, but is extensively broken up.
  • Boilers are the highest point.
  • Some artifact lying around, but must be reported to Receiver of Wrecks if lifted.
  • Launch from slip at Kilmore Quay.
  • Sometimes buoyed by Wexford SAC.
  • Subject to slight currents.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1895 by Barclay Curle & Co. Glasgow,, she grossed 3,677 tons and measured 107.44 x 13.46 x 7.72m.
  • Powered by a 3 cylinder triple expansion engine.
  • Chased by a U-boat onto the rocks.
  • Kilmore Lifeboat rescued the crew of 45.
  • Will come under the 100 year rule in 2016.

S.S. Lennox

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
Other Sources:
Internet site (2000)
UK Diving
Internet (Kevin Martin 1999)

Co. Wexford Wreck List "D"

Last update - 05-Nov-2005

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