Irish Wrecks Database

Shipwrecks around Ireland and this Database

The authors Roy Stokes and Liam Dowling have continued to add new shipwrecks, Geo Map Search, (provided by Google) video footage, photographs, seabed and anomalies and provide details on 15,000+ entries from around the coast of Ireland. The data is compiled under a number of field headings and successful searches can be completed with only the minimum of information available. When available, detailed results will also include photographs of the ship before and after being wrecked and any available underwater pictures and video clips.

 References

Space does not allow us to list all of the sources referenced for the compilation of this database. The complete list can however be viewed within the database itself (Reference Database).  However, it may be helpful to outline just a few of the primary and more important sources here, and to express our sincere thanks for access to these and to congratulate on the fine work that has been painstakingly spent in their compilation over many years.

Lloyds List (LL), Lloyd’s Registers of Shipping(LRS), Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast(SOTIC) (4 Vols.) by E. Bourke, Shipwreck Index of Ireland (SII) by Bridget Teresa & Richard Larne, Shipwreck Inventory of Ireland(SII) by Karl Brady of the Deptartment of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government of Ireland.

There may be images in this database that are inaccurately attributed, or where there were no credible details of an author available. The authors apologise for this, and would be grateful if the original photographer or artist would make contact, in order that we may properly accredit the image, or to have it removed.

What makes this database somewhat different from others that are available online, is the unique reference made to the records of fishermen, divers and local folklore. To these we owe a considerable debt of gratitude. There is also a considerable input made by the authors’ personal research, both on land and underwater.

 

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Date18/10/2020
 
Heading:MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Details:
The English barque, 'Bay of Bengal', set sail from Port Talbot, Wales in March 1905, and along with her crew of 25, they were never seen again.
A bottle was found by a woman from Ballygarret on the shore at Donaghmore, county Wexford, several weeks later, and the message within, stated that the 'Bay of Bengal' was lost in sight of a ruined church. There was one right beside where the bottle was found.
Ireland's undwater survey oraganistaion INFOMAR discovered a wreck in recent years on the seabed just off Donaghmore, pointing to the real possibility that it could be the 'Bay of Bengal'. Two more bottles with messages from the 'Bay of Bengal' were also located. Attempts will be made to identify the wreck in the the coming months. http://ouzelgalley.net/ouzelgalley/message-in-a-bottle/
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