Co. Galway Wreck List "B"
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Location:Co. Galway
Date of Loss:4th January 1943Place:Inishark Island
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Cleggan
Charted Depth:Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 37
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:1820 and/or 2707
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):53° 36' North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):10° 18' West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies at Inishark Reef.
  • Position approximate.
  • Well scattered.
Historical Information:
  • Built 1939 in Glasgow by Lithgows, she grossed 6,348 tons.
  • She measured 445.5 x 56.5 x 29.6ft. and was powered by triple-expansion 3 cylinder steam engine with turbine giving 867 N.H.P.
  • At the time of loss she was owned by the Charente Steamship Co. and was carrying only ballast.
  • In convoy from South Africa she suffered an engine breakdown and drifted until she struck a reef on the west side of Inishark Island.
  • She broke in two shortly after going aground.
  • All the crew were taken off safely.
  • Her ship's bell hangs in the bar of the Renvyle House Hotel.

by k

S.S. Barrister

© by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke

Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"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

Co. Galway Wreck List "B"

Last update - 19-Sep-2003

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