Co. Cork Wreck List "F"
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Vessel Type:

Steam Trawler

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:26th May 1906Place: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:WoodLatitude (approx.):51° 27' 00" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (approx.):09° 49' 20" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below 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 "Manaos" (1908), and the yacht "Taunima" (1975) lie close by.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1900 by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd., North Shields, she was owned by Wyre Steam Trawling Co. of Fleetwood, and grossed 183 tons.
  • She measured 35.17 x 6.42 x 3.45 metres and was powered by a 3 cylinder triple expansion engine which generated 52h.p.
  • In thick fog she struck Clohane Island under the fog station and sank.
  • Her skipper, Captain R. Collinson, his crew of eight and two passengers were all rescued.

S.F.V. Ribble

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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

Co. Cork Wreck List "F"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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