Co. Cork Wreck List "C"
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Vessel Type:

Flower Class Sloop

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:17th March 1917Place:Galley Head
Cause of Loss:Mined Boat Dive from:Clonakilty
Charted Depth:33mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 89
Height of Wreck:5mAdmiralty Chart No:2092
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51° 32' 19.92" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (GPS):08° 53' 59.88" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Lies 1 mile South-East of Sands Cove in Clonakilty Bay.
  • Largely broken up.
Historical Information:
  • A British Flower or Arabis class sloop, she was built in 1916 by Dunlop. & Co. at Bremner.
  • She grossed 1,250 tons, measured 267x 33.5ft. and was powered by a triple-expansion engine.
  • Part of the naval anti-submarine force based at Cork Harbour, she was responsible for the part rescue of the crew of the steamer "S.S. Malmanger" 5 days previously.
  • She struck a German mine off Galley Head.
  • A six-pounder gun was recovered in 1982 and is on display in the Kinsale Museum.

H.M.S. Mignonette

by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke


H.M.S. Mignonette sister ship

(HMS Delphinium - same class as HMS Mignonette)

Sandy Roberts via email

All rights respectfully acknowledged

Source Publications:
"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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Internet (2001)

Co. Cork Wreck List "C"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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