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
Picture available?Yes - click here
 
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.
 
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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