Wrecks

Name:
“Folia” Ex Principello, Ex Princpe di Piemonte
Type:
Steam ship, defensively armed
Tonnage:
6705 Gross
Cargo:
4400 General Cargo inc Brass Bars, Shells, Trench Digging Equipment
Date Sunk:
11/3/1917. 4 miles south Ram Head
Dimensions:
Length 131 metres, Beam 16.2 metres, Draught 7.6 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Built 1907 by J. Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland. Owned at time of loss by Cunard SS Co. Ltd. Five boilers, triple expansion engine of 807nhp, single shaft. Passage New York to Avonmouth. Torpedoed and sunk by U-53 “Hans Rose” Captain. 7 lives lost.
General Depth:
34 – 37 metres
Notes:
Name:
Bandon
Type:
Armed Merchant
Tonnage:
1456 Gross
Cargo:
General
Date Sunk:
13/4/1917
Dimensions:
Length 81 metres, Beam 11 metres , Draught 5.2 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by submarine 2.5m SW Mine Head with loss of 28 lives. Built 1910, owned at time of loss by City of Cork Steam Packet Co. was en-route Liverpool to Cork
General Depth:
31 – 34 metres
Notes:
Name:
Lucena
Type:
SS British
Tonnage:
243 Gross
Cargo:
Coal
Date Sunk:
27/6/1915. 4 miles south Capel Island
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Vessel was captured by German Submarine U24 and sunk by gunfire en route Granton to Bantry
General Depth:
33 – 35 metres
Notes:
Located two good magnometer readings in area. Yet to be checked and dived!
Name:
Karina
Type:
Armed Merchant
Tonnage:
4222 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
1/8/1917
Dimensions:
Length 112 metres, Beam 14metres, Draught 7metres.
3 boilers lying 125˚/305˚
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by German Sumbarine. 11 lives lost. Sank 18miles SSW from Hook Head. Positively identified as Karina. Bell recovered 20/10/1985 (Seasalve Marine)
General Depth:
Notes:
Gives strong magnetic anomaly. Surveyed when diving Sub U-1276. 3 miles West of Karina. At full tide, 67 metres in 72 metres high point. Large Wreck. 29 miles steam from Youghal.
Name:
U-1276 Type VII C/41 U-Boat
Type:
Submarine German
Tonnage:
871 displacement
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
20/2/1945
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Depth charged and sunk by H.M.S. Amethyst within 30 minutes after sending H.M.S. Vervain to the bottom from convoy Hx339 63 ships. Captain Karl Heinx Wendht 25 years lost + 48 crew. Positive ID from article of clothing as U1276 by eyewitness Lt. Cmdr David Harries serving aboard H.M.S. Peacock. Also involved in depth charging.
General Depth:
Notes:
Re-discovered and located by magnometer. ‘05 dived on 18/7/06 by Gavin Tivy & Pat Wade. Landed on Conning Tower fully intact. U-Boat lying 45˚ port side large impact hole in front of Conning Tower. Also bow blown away. 12 meter visability. 1 knt run. 67 metres in general depth 74metres. Second dive 6/8/06. Video footage taken…
Name:
H.M.S. Vervain
Type:
Corvette
Tonnage:
925 displacement
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
20/2/1945
Dimensions:
Length 58.8 metres, Beam 9.8 metres, Draught 4.9metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Ex- H.M.S. Broom (flower class corvette). Built 1941 by Harland & Wolff. Torpedoed by U-1276 German Submarine while escort on Hx339. Sunk by the stern hit engine room.
General Depth:
Notes:
Also located ‘06 using Ax2000 Proton Magnometer in 73mtrs 1.5miles from wreck of U-1276 will dive May/June ’07.
Name:
Barrister
Type:
SS Armed Merchant, British
Tonnage:
3679 Gross
Cargo:
2150 tons sugar, 300 tons maize
Date Sunk:
11/5/1917
Dimensions:
77metres, Beam 14.6metres, Draught 8.2metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Built 1915 by C. Connel & Co. Ltd., Glasgow. Owned at time of loss by Charente SS Co. Three boilers, triple expansion engine of 367nhp. Single shaft. On passage Pernambuco, Brazil to Liverpool. Torpedoed by U-49. Captain Richard Hartman. Crew recovered by an armed patrol yacht. No lives lost.
General Depth:
67-69 metres – if positive ID
Notes:
Position 7.5m SW off Mine Head. Currently diving wreck in this position. Broken up. Not yet positive ID. 9 miles steam from Youghal Lighthouse. Admiralty chart shows wreck 2 miles off Ram Head, no wreck found in this area.
Name:
Sandsend
Type:
SS Armed Merchant, British
Tonnage:
3814 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
16/9/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed 6 miles SSE off Mine Head. 3 lives lost. Well broken up, boilers highest point.
General Depth:
47-49 metres
Notes:
Wreck seemed to be split amidships. Net off North side of wreck, ribs exposed.
Name:
Feltria
Type:
SS defensively armed, British
Tonnage:
5254 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
5/5/1917
Dimensions:
Length 128 metres, Beam 14.6 metres, Draught 9 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Built in 1891 by Wm. Denny & Bros. Owned at time of loss by Cunard SS Co. Quadruple expansion engines of 666nhp for 13 knots. Sunk by submarine 8 miles SE of Mine Head whilst en route New York to Avonmouth. 45 Crew Lost.
General Depth:
Depth:60-64 metres
Notes:
Name:
Hebburn (possibly)
Type:
SS British
Tonnage:
1938 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
25/9/1918
Dimensions:
Length 82 metres, Beam 12 metres, Draught 5.5 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by German Submarine. Sank in three minutes. 6 lives lost. 12 miles SSE off Mine Head. Fastener reported 5/3/77 514841N 7242 on stated to be big wreck.
General Depth:
69 – 72 metres
Notes:
Name:
Inniscarra
Type:
SS Irish
Tonnage:
1412 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
12/5/1918
Dimensions:
Length 85.6 metres, Beam 11.6 metres, Draught 5.2 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by Submarine. 28 lives lost. 7.5 miles SSW off Mine Head. Sank quickly.
General Depth:
76 – 79 metres
Notes:
Conducted 1mile survey Ax2000 Magnometer around admiralty position with no contact ’05.
Name:
Richard de Larrinaga
Type:
SS British defensively armed
Tonnage:
5591 gross (in Ballast)
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
8/10/1917
Dimensions:
Length 134 metres, Beam 17.1 metres, Draught 7.9 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine while on passage Manchester to Galveston. Wreck located using AX2000 Proton Magnometer 1.8 miles west of Admiralty mark, June ’06, not yet dived but fished on rods. Very productive especially big Ling.
General Depth:
77 – 80 metres
Notes:
Name:
Ardmore (possibly)
Type:
SS British
Tonnage:
1304 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
13/11/1917
Dimensions:
Length 79.2 metres, Beam 11 metres, Draught 5.2 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by German Submarine.
General Depth:
65 metres
Notes:
Found by echo sounder. Gives good magnetic response. 13m WSW from Coningbeg L Vessel.
Name:
Gunboat
Type:
British
Tonnage:
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
General Depth:
53 – 55 metres. 7.5miles SE Mine Head.
Notes:
Name:
Excelsior
Type:
Sailing Ketch – Irish
Tonnage:
77 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
23/7/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Foundered
General Depth:
Notes:
Very rough ground in area. Some survey runs with magnometer. A few spikes and 2 dives but nothing found yet. More detailed search this year.
Name:
Lough Fisher
Type:
SS British
Tonnage:
418 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
30/3/1918
Dimensions:
Length 51.2 metres, Beam 7.6 metres, Draught 3.7 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Sunk by gunfire from German Sub U-101 approx. 12 miles SSE Helvick Head.
General Depth:
61 – 64 metres
Notes:
Name:
Zeta
Type:
SS British
Tonnage:
2269 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
14/9/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by Submarine.
General Depth:
61 – 64 metres
Notes:
7.5 miles S Mine Head. Surveyed 1km box around given position with magnometer without success. Currently diving wreck (unknown) 2 miles SSW of this mark. As yet no positive ID (bell).
Name:
William Martin
Type:
Sailing Vessel
Tonnage:
104 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
16/3/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Captured and bombed by German Submarine 9 miles SSW from Ram Head Youghal.
General Depth:
61 metres
Notes:
Name:
Goldcoast
Type:
SS defensively armed – British
Tonnage:
4255 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
19/4/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by Submarine 14 miles SSW Mine Head.
General Depth:
72 metres
Notes:
Extensive search using Ax2000 magnometer using grid search program over 1.5km box around admiralty position with no result. Will continue this year broadening area.
Name:
Souvenir
Type:
Barque – Dutch
Tonnage:
497 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
29/5/1918
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Captured and sunk by German Submarine. General area 5145.020N 7.26.050W 2miles SE of ‘Canova’. 18.5 miles SE Youghal Lighthouse.
General Depth:
73 – 75 metres
Notes:
Name:
Lodes
Type:
SS
Tonnage:
396 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
5/5/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Mined and sunk. 7 lives lost including Master. 4 miles SE from Ballycotton.
General Depth:
Notes:
Name:
Canova
Type:
SS British Armed Merchant
Tonnage:
4637 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
24/12/1917
Dimensions:
Length 125 metres, Beam 14.6 metres, Draught 7.9 metres
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed and sunk by Submarine with loss of 7 lives. 15 miles S (mag) of Mine Head, Co. Waterford.
General Depth:
Notes:
Name:
Lincolnshire (probably)
Type:
SS defensively armed – British
Tonnage:
3965 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
29/3/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Torpedoed by Submarine 8 miles SW by W from Hook Head, Waterford. Very broken up but with one prominent high spot. Gives very strong magnetic response.
General Depth:
62 – 65 metres. 30 miles Youghal Lighthouse.
Notes:
Name:
Greta
Type:
SS – British
Tonnage:
297 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
5/5/1917
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Captured by Submarine. Sunk by gunfire. 11m SE from Mine Head, Co. Waterford.
General Depth:
68 – 71 metres
Notes:
Name:
Gracia
Type:
SS defensively armed
Tonnage:
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
General Depth:
Notes:
Name:
Edith
Type:
Sailing Vessel – British
Tonnage:
78 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
27/6/1915 (same day as Lucena)
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Captured by Submarine and sunk by gunfire 10 miles SE from Capel Island.
General Depth:
Notes:
Name:
Pinewood
Type:
SS defensively armed
Tonnage:
2219 Gross
Cargo:
Date Sunk:
17/2/1918
Dimensions:
Circumstance of Loss:
Captured by Submarine and sunk by gunfire. 2 lives lost. 15 miles SSE Mine Head, Waterford.
General Depth:
Notes: