North Co. Donegal Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:4th March 1918Place:Innistrahull
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Culdaff
Charted Depth:33mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 3
Height of Wreck:3mAdmiralty Chart No:2811
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):55° 19' 12" North*
Type of Seabed:Course gravelLongitude (approx.):07° 03' 36" West*
Average Visibility:15m + Convert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies 4 miles South South East of Innistrahull close to Inishowen Island in 33m.
  • Broken up.
  • Sits on a clean bottom of mussel shells and clams.
  • Full of sea life including large Ling.
  • Subject to strong tidal currents - slack water best.
  • Warning!! Ammunition from her defensive gun lying around.

Historical Information:

  • Built in 1914 by Irvine Shipbuilding Co., West Hartlepool, she grossed 1,949 tons, and measured 86.25 x 12.21 x 5.61m.
  • Powered by 175 h.p. 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine.
  • Owner at time of loss was Furness Withy & Co.
  • Was carrying a cargo of 1,929 tons of Welsh coal for the Royal Navy from the Clyde to Lough Swilly.
  • Was torpedoed by U-110.
  • Owned by Ernie Green

S.S. Castle Eden

© by kind permission of photoship web site

Click HERE for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image
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 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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other sources:
*source - Geological Survey of Ireland
Internet (2020)
Royal Navy
Hydrographic Department (1970)

North Co. Donegal Wreck List

Last update - 02-Nov-2020

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