South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List
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Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:6th January 1839Place:Aranmore
Cause of Loss:Went ashore in stormBoat Dive from:Burtonport
Charted Depth:Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 1
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:1883 and/or 2792
Hull Material:WoodLatitude (approx.):54° 58' 30" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):08° 28' 15" West
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Diving Information:   
  • Lies off Rutland Island, near Duck Island, Aranmore (Aran Island).

Historical Information:
  • Built 1826 at Portaferry by Gelston and owned by Scott & Patrickson of Sligo, she traded mostly between Sligo and Portaferry.
  • At time of loss she was bound Sligo for London carrying mostly butter with some general provisions.
  • Struck "Blind Rocks" in Aranmore Sound.
  • Some of the crew were thrown overboard.
  • Pilot, Tom O’Donnell managed to anchor her for some time, but she was driven onto Duck Island, eventually drifting off and sinking South West of Rutland Island.
  • All onboard were lost including the Pilot, and the Captain William Crangle from Portaferry and a shareholder in the company.
Source Publications:
"Donegal Shipwrecks"
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1998 - ISBN: 094815456X
"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

South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List

Last update - 16-Apr-2003

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