Co. Dublin Wreck List "D"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Dublin
Date of Loss:5th May 1918Place:Lambay Island
Cause of Loss:Ran ashoreBoat Dive from:Howth
Charted Depth:7 - 12mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 50
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:1468 and/or 44
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):53° 29' 45" North
Type of Seabed:Scree and rocksLongitude (approx.):05° 59' 45" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Novice
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies to the South-West of Carrickdorish Rocks.
  • 2 Boilers, a cabin structure, decking plates and ribs remain.
  • Some 4" shells can still be found.
  • Don't touch any cheese-like substance as it could be phosphorous!
  • Dive at any state of the tide.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1879 in Scotland by Inglis & Co. for Lairds, she measured 70.46 x 9.52 x 4.69m. and grossed 815 tons.
  • She was powerd by a 2 cylinder compound steam engine which generated 274 h.p.
  • Was part of the Dublin to Glasgow service.
  • Ran aground and eventually broke her back.
  • Hammond Lane & Co. salvaged her down to the waterline.
  • Her cargo was munitions and horses.
  • The horses swam ashore, and the thirty people aboard were rescued.
 

S.S. Shamrock

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke


 

S.S. Shamrock

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
by
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
"Capital Diving" Article by James Scallon
by
SubSea Magazine Summer 2010
ISSN 0791-475X No. 137
 
Other Sources:
Diveireland
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Internet site (2000)

Co. Dublin Wreck List "D"

Last update - 13-Sep-2013

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