Series No. 89|
31' 15" North|
57' 40" West|
- Lies only s few hundred yards East of the lighthouse
at Dhulic Rock off Galley Head.
an area of about 2 acres.
A permit is required to dive this wreck as it is over 100 years old.
- Subject to fierce tides.
1870 by McMillan's of Dumbarton.
grossed 2,105 tons, measured 96.31 x 10.74 x 7.67 metres and had a flush deck
with 2 masts.
was the only ship ever owned by the Liverpool and Mississippi Steamship Co.
New Orleans for Liverpool with a cargo of passengers, 4,100 bales of cotton, 3,000
bags of Indian corn, and 40 boxes of Mexican silver dollar coins ($240,000).
crossed the Atlantic under sail power, she then proceeded under steam power through
thick fog. She ran straight against Dhulic Rock, off Galley Head Lighthouse, Co.
Cork, and sank in 110ft. of water.
crew and 4 passengers landed at Dirk Cove. Captain Williams managed to rescue
6 boxes of bullion before she sank.
have been 3 separate salvage attempts since she sank, and to date about 60% of
the silver has been recovered.
to be £100,000 worth still in or around the wreck.
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of Great Britain & Ireland"
by||Richard Larn |
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1994
- ISBN: 0952302705|
update - 05-Dec-2005