Co. Dublin Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Anti-UBoat Steam Drifter

Location:Co. Dublin
Date of Loss:1918Place:The Mugglins
Cause of Loss:CollisionBoat Dive from:Dun Laoghaire
Charted Depth:30m+Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 50
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:1415 and/or 1468
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):53 16.337 North
Type of Seabed:Hard shingleLongitude (GPS):06 02.450 West
Average Visibility:3m +Diving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Lies upright in a South-East North-West direction and virtually intact 1.5 miles South East of the Mugglins.
  • Wheelhouse is demolished and there is a large gash amidships on the starboard side.
  • Plenty of fish, and congers under the keel.
  • Discovered in 1990 by Ivan Tunsted.
  • The deck gun was removed in 1990.
  • 15 minutes from Dun Laoghaire.
  • Best dived 1 hour before High Water/Low Water.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in Aberdeen in 1907 as a Peterhead F.V. Drifter in 1907 by Hall, Russell & Co., Aberdeen, she was converted into an anti-submarine coastal gunboat during WW1.
  • She grossed 100 tons and measured 26.31 x 5.63 x 2.76m.
  • Power was by a 2 cylinder compound steam engine generating 38 h.p.
  • Her Armament consisted of 1 x 6 pounder gun.
  • Sunk in collision while on patrol.
 
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"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Marlin SAC
Internet (1999)
Co. Dublin Wreck List "A"

Last update - 07-Feb-2006

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