South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List
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Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:23rd November 1976Place:Rathlin O'Byrne
Cause of Loss:FounderedBoat Dive from:Malinbeg
Charted Depth:36mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 10
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1879 and/or 2852
Hull Material:WoodLatitude (approx.):54° 39' 55" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & BouldersLongitude (approx.):08° 50' 10" West
Average Visibility:15 - 20mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available? Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:     
  • Well broken up, but still a lot of wreckage lying around in gullies.
  • Slack Water is the best time to dive.
  • Good visibility is nearly always guaranteed any time from Easter to Sept. Visibility is reasonable all the year round, weather permitting.
  • Local people are still sensitive about people diving the wreck as lives were lost.
Historical Information:
  • Hit rocks in heavy seas and broke up.
  • Five of her crew were lost.
  • Some of Q.U.B. Club were involved in the recovery operation.
  • Built in BIM Boatyard, Killybegs in 1963 she measured 65ft and grossed 48 tons..
  • The name means "Una's Rock".
  • Edward Carbery, the skipper's son, provided the correct date of the Carraig Una's loss.
  • See the memorial website dedicated to the crew -

M.F.V. Carraig Una

© by kind permission of Trawler Photos web site

Source Publications:
"Donegal, An Exploration"
J.J. Tohill
Donegal Democrat Ltd 1976
"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
Other Sources:
via Email Apr 2009
Edward Carbery
via Email May 2002
Randal Armstrong
Castlereagh SAC (1982)

South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List

Last update - 08-Jul-2020

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