Co. Wexford Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:

Steamer

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:10th July 1924Place:Hook Head
Cause of Loss:Capsized Boat Dive from:Duncannon
Charted Depth:35m - 38mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 76
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2046 and/or 1410
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):52 05.365 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks, kelp & sandLongitude (GPS):06 42.284 West
Average Visibility:15mDiving Experience:Experienced
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies between Hook Head and Kilmore Quay. (6 miles south-west of Kilmore Quay).
  • Sometimes marked by a buoy.
  • Well broken up. Boiler is on seabed. Propellor is still beneath the stern.
  • Bow section is less intact.
  • Loads of marine life including whiting, conger, wrasse, ling, lobsters, crabs and pollack.
  • Beware of currents. Dive only at Slack Water.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in April 1924 by the Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, she was owned by the City of Cork Steam Packet Company.
  • She measured 185 x 31ft powered by a triple-expansion engine with a single boiler and screw, and grossed 606 tons.
  • On her thrird voyage she was enroute from Cork to Manchester & Birkenhead with a cargo of 200 sheep & cattle and goods for the Ford Motor Company.
  • The ship developed a list and capsized after the cattle moved in the hold and the scuppers became blocked by fodder and cattle dirt.
  • John Carley was the sole survivor out of 19 crew.
  • Skipper was Captain Sayle.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"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
"The Wreck of the Lismore"
by
Jack O'Leary & Denny Lawlor
SubSea Magazine Spring 2014 - ISSN: 0791475X
Co. Wexford Wreck List "C"

Last update - 26-Feb-2014

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