German U-Boat Type V11C
Date of Loss:
12th March 1945
Galley Head at '78 rock'
Cause of Loss:
Boat Dive from:
Irish O.S. Map:
Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:
Admiralty Chart No:
29' 06.84" North
Type of Seabed:
Sand & rocks
06' 13.26" West
10 - 15m
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Lies in a South South-West direction with a 60' port list and is almost intact.
Aft gun is still attached to the stern deck and twin propellors are still there.
Conning tower plates have fallen off giving access to the control room.
Torpedoes are still visable in the bow tubes.
Congers frequent the wreck.
Best dived half an hour after local high or low water.
Do not touch live ammunition lying around.
A VIIC class, she was commissioned in March 1942 and measured 67.05 x 6.22 x 4.74 metres.
She had four bow tubes and one stern tube, plus 1 x 3.7 & 2 x twin 2cm guns.
Was suspected of being involved in covert operations at the time of loss.
Thought to have struck a mine near an uncharted pinnacle now known as "78 Rock".
Secret papers and code books were recovered along with the captain's personal log and are now in the military archives in Dublin.
The crew escaped and were interned for the remainder of the war.
Her commander was Captain Klaus Bevcker.
"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 932 - 1997"
dward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke
1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"SubSea" magazine Autumn 2000
Internet Site (2003)
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