Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Vessel Type:

Milford Steam Trawler

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:1st October 1908Place:Clohane Is., Mizen Head
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Crookhaven
Charted Depth:10mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2184
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 26' 55" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):09° 49' 15" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies at the foot of the cliffs on Clohane Island.
  • Badly broken up.
  • Flat calm conditions required.
  • The trawler "Ribble" (1906), and the yacht "Taunima" (1975) lie close by.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1908 by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, North Shields for Hancock & Harris of Milford, she grossed 82 tons and measured 35.81 x 6.55 x 3.37 metres.
  • Powered by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion engine generating 52h.p.
  • Returning from fishing off the Blaskets (her first trip) she struck the island and became wedged at the foot of the cliffs.
  • Skipper Salter and his crew managed to scramble onto the island and were rescued by construction workers from the Fog Station ten hours later.
  • The ship's mate, Charles McKenna drowned.
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Barry Johnston

Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 13-Mar-2006

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