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INISHOWEN HEAD

Site Details

© Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey licence number 0100022206

NPRN 240288

Map Reference SM70SW

Grid Reference SM7199904998

Unitary (Local) Authority Maritime

Old County Maritime

Community Maritime

Type of Site WRECK

Broad Class MARITIME

Period Modern

Site Description This record comprises a documentary reference to a shipping casualty which has been assigned to the maritime named location OFF SKOKHOLM ISLAND pending more information which may allow a more precise location for the loss to be assigned.

Event and Historical Information:
The INISHOWEN HEAD was a 3050gt steel hulled steamship built in 1886. At time of loss it was owned by the Ulster Steamship Company of Belfast. On 14 February 1917 the INISHOWEN HEAD was torpedoed 1.25 miles off Skokholm Island. One crewman was killed. The steamship sank very quickly, and the remaining 36 crew landed near Marloes 4 hours later.

Sources include:
Goddard, T, 1983, Pembrokeshire Shipwrecks, pg104

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, October 2011.