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.
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.
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.
|Heading:||SHIPWRECKS OF INTEREST
|Details:||<div>For those who are seeking special information on a 'shipwreck of interest'; whether it be historic for one reason or another, had a valuable or unusual cargo, or seeking to trace vessels on which their ancestors sailed or crewed and was lost, please contact us if you think we could be of assistance.</div>
<div> It is impossible to enter all of the research accumalated on shipwrecks over years into the databse and we may be able to help with some further information.</div>
<div> Additional to hand information on a shipwreck is not chargeable. </div>
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