Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Vessel Type:

Cargo Steamer

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:17th November 1896Place:Mizen Head
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Crookhaven or Schull
Charted Depth:24mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2184
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):51° 28' 05" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):09° 48' 54" West
Average Visibility:10m +Convert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies near a rocky outcrop known as ‘Carraig na Coose’ in Dunlough Bay
  • Boiler and anchors are the largest pieces.
Historical Information:
  • Built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast in 1890, she grossed 3,191 tons and measured 345.6 x 40.9 x 26.7 ft.
  • She was powered by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generated 278h.p.
  • The African Steam Ship Co. under the Dominion Line had chartered her from the Elder Dempster Line and she was register under the Port of Liverpool.
  • Her cargo was timber, flour, bacon, butter, cattle, lead ingots and general.
  • She drove ashore in thick fog while bound Montreal for Avonmouth.
  • Commander was Captain Williams.
  • Nine crew drowned

S.S, Memnon

Sister ship - "S.S. Memnon"

© by kind permission of James Hanlon

Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"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

Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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