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lie at 6m onwards in downward sloping gullies.
easy to stray into turbulent water.
usually good. Loads of marine life.
local knowledge or speak to Downings SAC for advice.
from Dowings Harbour, or Falcarragh. Be prepared for a long boat ride.
Be ever watchful of the weather. It can change dramatically
in 30 minutes.
- Best dived at Slack Water
in 1880 at Barrow by Vickers, she grossed 455 tons and measured 38.10 x 7.01 x
by a 360 h.p. compound steam engines, she was also rigged as a schooner.
was armed with 2 machine guns, 2 x 20lb. guns and 2 x 64lb. guns.
Westport for Moville in Lough Foyle in clear weather she struck an isolated rock
under the lighthouse around 3.30am.
order to abandon ship was given, but the lifeboats were wrecked by the waves while
still on the davitts. She then slipped into deeper water until only the tops of
her masts showed.
crewmen were lost, and her commander Lt. J.D. Nicholls.
of the crew were buried on the island near the lighthouse.
wreck was bought by the Cornish Salvage Co. in 1910.
Wasp was replaced with another gunboat of the same name.
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705|
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update - 26-May-2009