Co. Dublin Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Dublin
Date of Loss:16th December 1902Place:Howth Head
Cause of Loss:Foundered Boat Dive from:Dun Laoghaire
Charted Depth:18m - 20mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 50
Height of Wreck:3mAdmiralty Chart No:1415 and/or 1468
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):53 23' 18.05" North approx.
Type of Seabed:Sand Longitude (approx.):05 58' 38.16" West approx.
Average Visibility:10m +Convert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies 4km East of Howth Head.
  • Orientation is North-East by South-West and lying on its starboard side with its bow pointing to the South-West.
  • Hull is largely intact but superstructure has collapsed.
  • Coal scattered all around the wreck.
  • NOTE. Permission is required from "" to dive this wreck.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1890 the Marlay was a 798 ton steel steam collier built by Workman Clarke & Co. of Belfast.
  • She measured 61m x 10.5m x 5m
  • Owned by coal merchants Tedcastle, McCormick & Co. of Dublin and was powered by a compound expansion engine delivering 170 NHP.
  • Bound Liverpool for Dublin with a 900 ton cargo of coal under the command of Captain J. Hamilton of Liverpool.
  • She foundered in a storm with the loss of 14 out of 15 crew.
Click HERE for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image
Source Publications:
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"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:
*Geological Survey of Ireland
Internet (2020)
Co. Dublin Wreck List "A"

Last update - 12-Nov-2020

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