Co. Wexford Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Passenger Steamer

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:17th March 1917 Place:Great Saltee
Cause of Loss:Torpedoed Boat Dive from:Kilmore Quay
Charted Depth:58mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 77
Height of Wreck:10mAdmiralty Chart No:2740 and/or 1410
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 56' North
Type of Seabed: Longitude (approx.):07° 09' West
Average Visibility:20 - 55mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Very Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies off Saltee Island. (Guğmundur Helgason's website says 19 miles West by North of Conningbeg Light Vessel.)
  • Hull largely upright.
  • Ship's Bell was recovered by fishermen's nets.
  • 400+ portholes most of which remain.
  • Tri-mix dive.
  • NOTE. Permission is required from "" to dive this wreck.
Historical Information:
  • A Booth liner, grossing 6,500 tons, 133m long x 20m wide, while bound West Para for Liverpool, she was torpedoed twice and shelled by UC-48 but remained afloat for some hours before sinking.
  • 55 persons were lost some of which may have been rescued previously from the S.S. Huntsman.
  • Her cargo was portholes and rubber.
  • Another ship of the line, S.S. Crispin was also sunk in the area 12 days later by U-57. She has not been found.

S.S. Antony

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Click HERE for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"SubSea Magazine"
Irish Underwater Council
*source - Geological Survey of Ireland
Internet (2020)
Guğmundur Helgason's U-Boat web site
Internet (2014)

Co. Wexford Wreck List "B"

Last update - 23-Dec-2020

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