Series No. 87|
32' 20" North|
gullies & kelp||Longitude
55' 47" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below||Diving
off Currigduff Rock in Dirk Bay which lies between Galley Head and Dunowen Head.
is badly broken up. Decks have collapsed.
items are the boilers.
with Ling, cod, bream and some congers.
- Some steel shells and large bombs lying around.
Do not touch!
from the beach at Red Stand. A 4x4 is strongly recommended.
in 1913 by Calendon Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. Ltd., Liverpool, and owned by
F. Leyland & Co. Ltd. of Liverpool, she measured 122.07 x 15.95 x 10.66 metres
grossed 6,327 tons.
was armed with a 1 x 4.7 inch stern gun.
bound New York for Liverpool with general cargo and bagged grain she was struck
by a mine, laid by UC-43, in the engine room while four miles south of Galley
were made by Captain W. Brown to get her to the shore at Red Strand, but she grounded
on Carrigduff Rock.
salvage attempts took place to retrieve her £1,000,000 cargo of copper ingots,
bombs, artillery and automobiles.
a storm she slipped of the rock into deeper water.
crew died in the engine room.
by kind permission of wrecksite.eu
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during
the Age of Steam 1824
|London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474|
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
|Lloyd's Register -
Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998
- ISBN: 0952302713|
update - 24-Sep-2013