Co. Waterford Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:

Large sail vessel

Location:Co. Waterford
Date of Loss:11th January 1868Place:Tramore
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Tramore
Charted Depth:12mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No.
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1410 and/or 2049
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):52° 07' 40" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):07° 06' 40" West
Average Visibility:20mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies in a small bay near Newtown Head immediately below the 3 towers of the Metal Man, about half way between a huge rock and the cliff on the left hand side.
  • In 10 - 12m close inshore and lying in an East-West direction.
  • Subject to South or South-East winds and seas.
  • Dive at slack High Water.

Historical Information:

  • Built 1861 by Jones of Liverpool and was owned by Fletcher & co., Liverpool.
  • She measured 16.89 x 5.53 x 3.14 metres and grossed 117 tons.
  • Ran onto the rocks at the Metal Man while bound for Liverpool from Tramore with a cargo of linseed oil.
  • Twenty-seven of the 30 crew were rescued.
  • Captain was H. Parsall.
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
Dr. 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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Internet site (2000)

Co. Waterford Wreck List "C"

Last update - 22-Feb-2006

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