Co. Waterford Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Louth
Date of Loss:28th December 1891Place:Dunany Point
Cause of Loss:Ran aground Boat Dive from:Salterstown Pier or Annagassan
Charted Depth:14m - 16mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 36
Height of Wreck:3mAdmiralty Chart No:1431
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):53 52' 12.73" North
Type of Seabed:Hard mud and sandLongitude (approx.):06 10' 34.90" West
Average Visibility:10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies 2 miles North-East of Dunany Point.
  • Sits in an upright position.
  • Hull remains mostly intact
  • Boiler is visable and stern is 3m high.
  • Dive at Slack Water.
  • NOTE. Permission is required from "www.archaeology.ie/licences/divesurvey-licence" to dive this wreck.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built of iron by Thomas B. Seath Rutherglen, of Glasgow, in 1883.
  • She measured 161 ft. long x 23.25 ft. wide x 11 ft. high.
  • Fitted with two compound direct-acting vertical inverted engines of 60 h.p. combined.
  • Gross tonnage was 352.92 tons.
  • Owned by J.S. Mack of Liverpool she was en-route from Workington to Dundalk with a cargo of steel rails.
  • In a Force 4 gale she struck Dunany Point but drifted off and sank in deeper water.
  • Captain John Quirk and her crew of ten took to the lifeboat and survived the ordeal.
  • In 1892-3 the cargo of steel rails, engines, masts and working gear were salvaged.
 

 
Click HERE for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image

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
 
Other Sources:
*Geological Survey of Ireland
-
Internet site (2020)


Co. Waterford Wreck List "B"

Last update - 08-Nov-2020

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