by own mine||Boat
Series No. 81 & 87 |
45 02.59 North |
12 57.14 West|
5.5km SE of Roches Point.
is on her port side in a North-West / South-East direction, with bow to the South-East.
- The outer hull
is gone but the port saddle tank remains.
keel aft area is badly damaged due to the depth charges.
of conning tower lie on the port side.
6m x 600mm torpedo tube lies in the sand near the front.
are still the remains of some of her 18 mines are still onboard.
This is a protected wreck.
licence to dive the site can be obtained from: http://www.archaeology.ie/Licenses/DiveSurveyLicence
dived just before High or Low Water.
by the A.G. Vulcan shipyard, Hamburg, and went into service on 18 November 1916.
45m long, 5m wide and 3.7m high she had a a deck gun, seven torpedoes (two tubes
at the bow and one at the stern), six mine chutes carried a total of 18 mines.
belonged to the UCII class of German U-boats that could attain a surface speed
of 11.7 knots with a range of 9,410 nautical miles.
was manned by 26 or 27 crew members, commanded by Oberleutnant H.A. Muller.
accidently sunk on 10 September 1917 while laying mines across the mouth of Cork
U-boat’s loss went unnoticed until October 31st when a trail of oil floating on
the sea surface just south of Roches Point was detected.
Depth charges were detonated and divers found the wreck on 2nd November.
the wreck was "forgotten about" until she was re-discovered 93 years
later by Cork based Sovereign Dive Club.
Stokes & Liam Dowling
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke |
|Edward J. Bourke 1998
- ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Scuba" Magazine article
Johnston April 2018 |
update - 02-Apr-2018