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:53 29.45 North
Type of Seabed:Scree and rocksLongitude:05 59.45 West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Novice
Image available?Yes - see below
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.

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke


by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

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"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
"Capital Diving" Article by James Scallon
SubSea Magazine Summer 2010
ISSN 0791-475X No. 137
Other Sources:
Internet site (2000)

Co. Dublin Wreck List "D"

Last update - 13-Sep-2013

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