Series No. 50|
intact with bow pointing to the South. Lies 12 miles from shore.
at the Coal Quay, Dun Laoghaire.
dived 1 hour before High Water/Low Water.
to severe currents outside slack water.
in the path of the HSS ferry. Check HSS time-table.
- Permission is required to dive this wreck. The
owner, Desmond Brannigan, can be contacted via the Irish Underwater Council (permission
is usually given).
by Cammel Laird Bros. Birkenhead, in 1897 for the City of Dublin Steam Packet
Company costing £95,000, she grossed 2,646 tons and measured 378 x 75 x 42ft.,
twin screws powered by an 8 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, and was capable
of 24 knots.
WW1 she was armed with 1 x 12 pounder gun plus 2 signaling guns.
Holyhead from Kingstown with 680 passengers and crew.
twice by torpedoes from UB-123, one in the bow and the other in the engine room
during bad weather.
in eight minutes with the loss of 501 lives, most of whom were soldiers and in
by Captain W. Birch.
of censorship the incident was never fully aired in public.
is on display in the National Museum in Dun Laoghaire.
in the Irish Sea - The Sinking of RMS Leinster"
Press 1998 - ISBN: 1898256527|
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
|Lloyd's Register -
Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke |
|Edward J. Bourke
1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705|
Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
1999 - ISBN: 0948283025|
update - 07-Feb-2006