Co. Wexford Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:

Sail Vessel

Location:Co. Wexford
Date of Loss:22nd April 1871Place:Hook Head
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Duncannon
Charted Depth:6m - 20mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 76
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2046 and/or 1410
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):52° 10' 02" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks, kelp & sandLongitude (approx.):06° 45' 33"West
Average Visibility:20mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies off the carpark at Hook Tower.
  • Frequented by seals.
  • The point is subject to the effects of a tidal race a little further out.
  • Dive only at Slack Water.
Historical Information:
  • Owned by the Merchant Trading Company of Liverpool, she grossed 1,380 tons.
  • Bound San Francisco for Liverpool, she struck rocks below Hook Tower during a gale.
  • Her cargo was wheat, 200 tons copper and silver ore, and walrus tusks.
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 – 1993"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
byDr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Internet site (2000)

Co. Wexford Wreck List "C"

Last update - 20-Aug-2004

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