Co. Kerry Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

US Navy Liberator aircraft

Location:Co. Kerry
Date of Loss:27th February 1944Place:Skellig Michael
Cause of Loss:Struck mountain Boat Dive from:Valentia Island
Charted Depth:10 - 25mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 83
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2125
Hull Material:Steel & aluminiumLatitude (approx.):51° 46' North approx.
Type of Seabed:Rocks and sandLongitude (approx.):10° 32' West approx.
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available? yes - see belowDiving Experience:Novice
 
Diving Information:
  • Reputed to lie 100m West of Blue Cove under the cliffs.
  • Valentia Diving Centre can supply boats, air etc.
 
Historical Information:
  • A US Navy Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator bomber ,BuNo - 63939 "H", Squadron VB-110 based at Dunkeswell Airfield in Devon, England.
  • She struck South Peak and plunged into the sea.
  • There were no survivors.
  • Her skipper was Lt Williams 11KIA.
  • Anything found should be notified to the Salvage Association, and the Dunkeswell Memorial Museum - http://www.usn-dunkeswell.org.uk/
 

PB4Y-1

"Over the Bay" - by George Koshiol ©

A typical wartime USN Liberator based in the UK around 1944

© by kind permission of Dunkeswell Memorial Museum


 

Emblem

Squadron Emblem

© by kind permission of Dunkeswell Memorial Museum

Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Des Lavelle
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Valentia Diving Centre (1986)

Co. Kerry Wreck List

Last update - 10-Feb-2006

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