Co. Dublin Wreck List "E"
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Vessel Type:

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Dublin
Date of Loss:5th June 1917Place:Lambay Island
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Howth Harbour
Charted Depth:36mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 50
Height of Wreck:6mAdmiralty Chart No:1468 and/or 44
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:53 33 02 North
Type of Seabed:SiltLongitude:05 55 03 West
Average Visibility:6 - 10mDiving Experience:Experienced
No image listed.
Diving Information:
  • Lies 3 miles North-East of Lambay Island.
  • Lying upright but starting to break-up.
  • Some artifacts such as portholes remaining.
  • Huge chunks of coal the size of an engine block lying around.
  • Best d ived at slack high.
  • Occasionally buoyed.
  • Warning!! Lots of nets snagged on the wreck.
  • Note!! Owned by Nautilus SAC. Permission to dive required.
Historical Information:
  • Built 1888 by J. L. Thompson & Son, Sunderland she measured 86.56 x 11.60 x 5.53m. and grossed 2,013 tons.
  • She was powered by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generated 201 h.p.
  • Was bound France from Troon with coal when she was torpedoed by U-96.
  • The wreck is charted but the position is inaccurate.


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 932 - 1997"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Capital Diving" Article by James Scallon
SubSea Magazine Summer 2010
ISSN 0791-475X
Other Sources:
UK Diving
Internet (Chris Troy 1994)
Co. Dublin Wreck List "E"

Last update - 13-Sep-2013

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