Local wrecks in the Area
Here in Inishowen we are lucky in having some of the premier wreck diving sites in world on our door step. List below are just a few of the wrecks.Click on the pictures or text to get further information on the wrecks.
Spanish Armada Wreck La Trinidad Valencera
1974 Chronicle Program about how the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club worked with the archaeological community to excavate the Spanish Armada wreck La Trinidad Valencera.
Geoff Millar from divenorth.com diving on RMS Justicia
HMS Assurance wrecked near Greencastle golf course
S.S Castle Eden
SS William Mannell
SS Empire Heritage
SS Empire Heritage was built in 1930 by Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne. 508'x72.5'x50.5'. She was formerly called TAFELBERG before 1943. She was torpedoed on route from New York to Liverpool by German submarine U-482 with the loss of 113 lives when 15 miles North West of Malin Head. Carrying a cargo of 16,000 tons of fuel oil and 1,900 tons of deck cargo including Sherman Tanks
U861 was sunk in Operation Dead Light,off Malin.At 46 Metres.Jurgen Oesten's cargo U-boat is the shallowest of all the Deadlight fleet.However,she lies in a very tidal area and is not an easy dive.A rare Type IXD2,her sheer size makes her a very impressive dive
Diving on U-218
U-1003 was a German submarine Type VIIC/41. U-1003 was damage by the Canadian frigate HMCS New Glasgow. The collision damaged her periscope and detached her snorkel, which allowed water to enter the conning tower.She lies 7 miles north of Portstewart.
American B-17F Crashed into Lough Foyle Near Greencastle
Fleet Air Arm Dragonfly HR5 (WP498 GN916)Ditch off Portstewart on 15/12/1958
Above is a audio recording of Lt Brian Allen on
BBC Radio cornwall on 24/06/2010
On March 22nd 2009 the Niamh Anine a 18-metre steel crabber hit the Stook.Below cliffs at old Leenan Fort in the Lough Swilly all the six crew on board where winched to safety, by the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky helicopter .A week later she sank