Co. Cork Wreck List "D"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:8th November 1889Place:Mizen Head
Cause of Loss:Struck Bullig ReefBoat Dive from:Baltimore or Crookhaven
Charted Depth:50mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:10mAdmiralty Chart No:2184
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 28' 30" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):09° 50' 30" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Very Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies half a mile South-West of Carrigahaglisha.
  • Note!! - A permit is required to dive this wreck as it is over 100 years old.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1889 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, and owned by W. Johnston of Liverpool she netted 2,767 tons and was powered by a two-cylinder compound steam engine.
  • Was bound Baltimore for Liverpool.
  • Cargo consisted of 2,000 bales of cotton, 1,000 tons of wheat, 850 tons of copper, 900 cattle and 23 cattlemen as passengers and two stowaways..
  • A fire started in her cargo of cotton.
  • The crew unsuccessfully fought the fire for three days so an attempt was made to beach the ship and flood the hold to extinguish the fire, but she struck Bullig Reef in Dunlough Bay, drifted into the centre of the bay, and foundered.
  • All on board were rescued.
Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"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
Other Sources:
Internet Site (2003)

Co. Cork Wreck List "D"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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