Co. Cork Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Steamer

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:2nd January 1917Place:Cape Clear
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Baltimore Harbour
Charted Depth:25mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:12m and scatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2184
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51 25.24 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & GulliesLongitude (GPS):09 31.18 West
Average Visibility:10m +Diving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Lies at Bullane Rock below the cliffs at the South-West tip of Cape Clear Island.
  • On chart no. 2184 its position is where there is a depth sounding marked as '12.8m'.
  • Bow lies pointing to the North-East.
  • Mainly scattered steel plates
  • Launch from Baltimore Harbour.
  • Site is 30 minutes away.
  • Best dived 1 hour after High Water. Exposed to Westerly winds.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1911 by Leslie Hawthord Co. Ltd., Newcastle-upon-tyne, she was owned by F. Leyland.
  • She grossed 6,395 tons and measured 122.04 x 15.97 x 10.66 metres and was by a 4 cylinder quadruple-expansion steam engine which generated 510hp..
  • Bound Liverpool from Galveston, she carried a cargo of cotton, steel ingots (8ft. x 6 ins.) and empty shell heads.
  • She struck the rock amidships and broke in two.
  • Seventy-nine of the crew were rescued by local fishing yawls.
  • One man died when he fell from the rigging.
  • Captain was A. Coulsting.
 
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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Aquaventures
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Internet (2001)
Diveireland
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Internet (2000)
UK Diving
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Internet (Jerry Smith 1998)
Co. Cork Wreck List "B"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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