Co. Kerry Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Liner

Location:Co. Kerry
Date of Loss:15th January 1903Place:Dingle Bay
Cause of Loss:Caught fireBoat Dive from:Dingle or Inch
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 70
Height of Wreck:4mAdmiralty Chart No:2789
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:52 05 26 North
Type of Seabed:Longitude:10 03 15 West
Average Visibility:Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Picture available?Yes - click here
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies in a West-South-West direction near Inch Bar.
  • Relatively intact.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1900 by Palmers & Co. she grossed 5,657 tons and measured 452.0 x 52.2 x 28.3 ft. and was owned by Manchester Liners.
  • While bound Manchester from New Orleans her cargo of 13,000 bales of cotton ignited as she neared Ireland.
  • Her commander, Captain W.P. Couch, took the vessel into Dingle Bay and anchored a mile off Inch Bar to fight the fire.
  • The remainder of the cargo – 100 barrels of turpentine, soap, pitch pine and bulk maize helped fuel the blaze. As a last resort he scuttled the ship in shallow water (41 ft. at the stern, 36 ft amidships) in a West-South-West direction.
  • Attempts were made to salvage her by Mr. Ensor of Queenstown but she was declared a total loss.
 
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 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
Co. Kerry Wreck List "A"

Last update - 10-Feb-2006

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