Co. Wexford Wreck List "E"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:24th April 1903Place:Tuskar Rock
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Kilmore Quay
Charted Depth:8mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 77
Height of Wreck:4.5mAdmiralty Chart No:1787 and/or 2740
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):52° 12' 20" North
Type of Seabed:Longitude (approx.):06° 12' 33" West
Average Visibility:8 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies on the West side of Gipsey Rock, near Tuskar Rock, pointing in a South, South East direction.
  • 3.5m of water covers her engines.
Historical Information:
  • Built by Furness Withy, West Hartlepool in 1902 she grossed 4,091 tons, measured 109.88 x 14.68 x 6.14m. long and was powered by triple-expansion engines.
  • Owned by Manchester Liners Ltd, she was bound for Philadelphia from Manchester with general cargo when she struck Gipsey Rock in fog and a force 5.

S.S. Manchester Market

© by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
byRichard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
byDr. 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

Co. Wexford Wreck List "E"

Last update - 15-Oct-2004

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