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Vessel Type:

Steam Coaster

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss: 14th January 1942Place:Cranfield Point
Cause of Loss:Stranded and wreckedBoat Dive from:Kilkeel
Charted Depth:10mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series Nos. 29 & 36
Height of Wreck:Broken up Admiralty Chart No:44
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):54° 01' 03" North
Type of Seabed:Gravel and sandLongitude (approx.):06° 01' 55" West
Average Visibility:10 - 12mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies 1.25 miles South-East of Cranfield Point.
  • Upright and mostly intact.
  • Covered in seaweed and dead men's fingers.
  • Dive at Slack Water.

Historical Information:

  • Built in steel in 1918 by A. Jeffrey & Co., Alloa and was owned by Howdon Brothers of Larne.
  • She measured 136.7 x 23.0 x 9.6 feet, and grossed 338 tons.
  • She had a single screw powered by a 2 cylinder compound engine which generated 75H.P.
  • During a voyage from Belfast to Newry with general cargo and bagged flour, she stranded and was subsequently wrecked North of the mouth of Carelingford Lough.
  • Her bell has been recovered some years ago.
S.S. Falavee

© by kind permission of photoship web site

Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larne
loyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105- 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302705
Other Sources:
National Museums NI (2020)

Co. Kerry Wreck List

Last update - 03-Jun-2020

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