Co. Cork Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Liner

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:7th September 1917Place:Baltimore
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Baltimore Harbour
Charted Depth:90mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 88/89
Height of Wreck:10mAdmiralty Chart No:2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:51.17.82 North
Type of Seabed:SiltLongitude:09.17.88 West
Average Visibility:10 - 20mDiving Experience:Very experienced Tri-Mix
Picture available?Yes - click here
 
Diving Information:   
  • Permission is needed to dive this wreck from the Office of Public Works.
  • Lies 12 miles South-East of Fastnet Rock.
  • Sits upright and mostly intact although some sections are now beginning to collapse.
  • Funnels and winches clearly still there. Portholes still intact.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1900 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast and was owned by Atlantic Transport Co. Ltd.
  • She grossed 13,714tons and measured 183.06 x 19.93 x 12.01 metres.
  • Her two propellors were driven by an 8 cylinder quadruple-expansion steam engine (8 boilers) which produced 1,227h.p. giving haer a speed in excess of 18 knots.
  • Bound London for New York with general cargo and passengers, she was torpedoed by U-48.
  • 43 crew were lost.
  • Commanded by Captain F.H. Claret.
 
Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
by
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"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 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
 
Other Sources:
Tim Carey (Blackwater SAC)
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SubSea Magazine (2004)
Co. Cork Wreck List "A"

Last update - 08-May-2006

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