Co. Cork Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Norwegian Tanker

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:22th 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 (approx.):51° 26' 24" North*
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):09° 22' 48" West*
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Very Experienced
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 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.

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Click HERE for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image
Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Internet (2001)
*source - Geological Survey of Ireland
Internet (2020)
Mike Morrish
Date of Loss correction via Email (2022)

Co. Cork Wreck List "A"

Last update - 14-Sep-2022

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