Co. Cork Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Norwegian Tanker

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:12th March 1917Place:Baltimore
Cause of Loss:Torpedoed Boat Dive from:Baltimore
Charted Depth:65mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:7mAdmiralty Chart No:2184
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:51 26.00 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude:09 23.00 West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Very Experienced
Image available?Yes - see below
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies 3 miles South of Baltimore Beacon.
  • Sitting upright and largely intact.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1917 by S.B. & Co. of Chester, she grossed 5,672 tons, measured 122.12 x 16.53 x 9.55 metres, and was powered by a single screw triple-expansion engine.
  • Bound New York for Avonmouth with petroleum.
  • She was mined (laid by UC-43) 20 miles off Fastnet Rock shortly after her escort, "HMS Zinna" had left. "HMS Zinna" returned and towed her towards land but she sank before it could be reached.
  • Her crew were rescued by sloops "HMS Mignonette" and "HMS Alyssum".
  • Her bow remained above the water for over an hour during which time Baroness de Silva took photos by being rowed around the bow by her chauffeur.
 

Jim Gray via email

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by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

 
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
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"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:
Aquaventures
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Internet (2001)


Co. Cork Wreck List "A"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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