Co. Wexford Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:

Motor Trawler

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:13th November 1989Place:Baginbun Head
Cause of Loss:Sunk in collisionBoat Dive from:Slade Harbour
Charted Depth:26 - 29mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 76
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2046 and/or 1410
Hull Material:Wood & steelLatitude (GPS):52 08.456 North
Type of Seabed:Sand and shaleLongitude (GPS):06 47.473 West
Average Visibility:20mDiving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Lies 3 miles South-East of Baginbun Head.
  • Lies on her starboard side but is badly broken up.
  • Steel wheelhouse, engine and winch are still recognisable.
  • Inhabited by congers and loads of fish.
  • Best dived at Slack Water.
 
Historical Information:
  • Owned by Oliver Tallon, Clogherhead, she was built in 1989 by the Maritem Boat Yard, Cork and was 68ft. long.
  • She was fishing for herring in fog when she collided with MFV Speckled Fort and sank in 13 minutes.
  • The prop was salvaged in 1990.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
 Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
SubSea Article - Spring 2008
by
Vincent Furlong, Hook SAC
CFT SubSea Magazine ISSN: 0791-475X
Co. Wexford Wreck List "C"

Last update - 26-Feb-2008

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