South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List
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Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:7th January 1975Place: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:1879/2852
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
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:    
  • Well broken up, but still a lot of pruck left on it.
  • Propeller is still there, but half buried in boulders.
  • Slack Water is best.
  • Good visibility is usually guaranteed any time from Easter to Sept.
  • Suspected that viz. is reasonable all the year round, weather permitting.
  • Local people are still a bit sensitive about people diving on the wreck as lives were lost.
Historical Information:
  • She measured 65ft. long.
  • Hit rocks in heavy seas and broke up.
  • Her crew of seven were lost.
Source Publications:
"Donegal, An Exploration"
byJ.J. Tohill
Donegal Democrat Ltd 1976
"Donegal Shipwrecks"
byIan Wilson
Impact Printing 1998 - ISBN: 094815456X
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
byDr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705

Other Sources:

Randal Armstrong
Castlereagh SAC (1982)
Edward Carbery
Internet May 2002

South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List

Last update - 13-May-2002

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