North Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Fleetwood Fishing Trawler

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:1946Place:Glengad Head
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Bunnagee Pier, Culdaff Bay
Charted Depth:28mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 3
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2811
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):55 18.452 North
Type of Seabed:Longitude (GPs):07 04.514 West
Average Visibility:30 - 40mDiving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Due to strong currents dive only at slack water.
  • Bow section only intact, the rest broken up.
  • Visibility usually excellent.
  • Inhabited by congers.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1917 in Middlesborough she grossed 276 tons and measured 125.5 x 23.4 x 12.8 ft. Her official number was 144425.
  • She served with the Royal Navy in WW1 as an escort vessel and in WW2 as a minesweeper.
  • After the war she was re-converted back to a fishing trawler and bought by J. Marr & Son Ltd.
  • She struck rocks near Glengad Head and sank in Culdaff Bay while under tow.
  • Was named after a crewman who served onboard the Victory with Lord Nelson at Trafalgar.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Article by Jenny Lawler, UCDSAC
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SubSea Magazine Winter 2011
North Co. Donegal Wreck List "A"

Last update - 13-Aug-2013

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