Co. Kerry Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Full Rigged Ship

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss: 5th January 1867Place:Tornamoney Point
Cause of Loss:Driven ashore Boat Dive from:Cushendall
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series Nos. 5 & 9
Height of Wreck:Broken up Admiralty Chart No:2199 & 2198
Hull Material:Wood & SteelLatitude (approx.):55° 08' 57" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks Longitude (approx.):06° 01' 22" West
Average Visibility:10 - 12mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies just over half a mile North of Tornamoney Point about 250 yds. off shore.
  • Badly broken up.
  • Broken crockery is scattered over the site.
  • Some hull timber still has its copper sheathing attached.
  • Watch out for strong currents
 

Historical Information:

  • Built of wood and steel in 1865 by Connell's of Glasgow, she measured 176.9 x 28.7 x 17.8 feet and weighed 627 tons nett.
  • Owned by T. Skinner of Asiatic Shipping Co. she was on a voyage from Glasgow to Singapore with a cargo of cotton goods, cloth and 474 casks of spirit.
  • In a S.S.E. Force 11 gale she was blown off course and standed herself under the cliffs near Tornamoney Point eventually slipping off and sinking with the loss of all hands including Captain Hinds.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget LarnL
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932- 1997"
by
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
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National Museums NI (2020)

Co. Kerry Wreck List

Last update - 4-May-2020

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