Co. Kerry Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Trawler

Location:Co. Kerry
Date of Loss:25th June 1990Place:The Blaskets
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Dingle or Ventry
Charted Depth:18 - 30mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 70
Height of Wreck:3mAdmiralty Chart No:2790
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude:
Average Visibility:10 - 15mDiving Experience:Experienced
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies off the South West point of Great Blasket in varying depths of 18 to 30m.
  • Stern is towards the shore at 24m. Bow points seaward at 30m.
  • The hull is sound and covered in marine life..
  • Local knowledge is required to find the wreck.
 
Historical Information:
  • Large Dingle steel trawler, she measured 30m.
  • Formerly a Norwegian vessel she was owned by Mr. Flannery of Dingle.
  • Was badly holed in the engine room area when she struck rocks near Black Head on Great Blasket.
  • Efforts were made to raise her, but rough weather damaged her further and she slipped into deeper water.
  • The five crew escaped unharmed.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater CouncilCFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Cha Power
BSAC's "Scuba" Magazine Sept. 2017
 
Other Sources:
Diveireland

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Internet site (2000)
Co. Kerry Wreck List "A"

Last update - 18-Aug-2017

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