irish British & Irish Steam Packet Co. SS Meath [+1940]
report an error
       
  Details  
 
general
nationality irish
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1597  grt
dimensions 107 x 13 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 triple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 222  n.h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 341
IMO/Off. no. 146429
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 16/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
last owner
[1]British & Irish Steam Packet Co., Dublin
SS Meath [+1940]
period 1938 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 146429
prev. owners
[2]British & Irish Steam Packet Co., Dublin
SS Lady Meath
period 1929 ~ 1938
IMO/Off. no.: 146429
captain
about the wreck
status well broken up
depth (m.) 25 max. / 17 min. (m)
orientation
position on seabed upright
protected no
war grave no
references
references
 Chris Holden
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Racey Carl
last update 28/02/2014
 
  Position  
 
[1] Lettens Jan22/04/2010
latitudeUK hydro member
longitudeUK hydro member
AISUK hydro member
mark add position to my marks (+/-5miles)
dist. homeportdist. homeport
ref. used
 UK Hydrographic Office
position disp.
show neighbour. wrecks members only
more positions
insert new position
 
  The Wreck today  
 

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Salvaged, so fairly broken. Some parts stand upright 8m proud of shingle and sand. Bow section intact, anchor on chain. Bridge off wreck to port with two encrusted gantries. Stern 5m proud. Slack water three hours before both low and high. Often silty, so dive just after turn.
ref. used 
 HSAC

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Wk is well broekn in 16 metres.

Lettens Jan22/04/2010

UK hydro member
ref. used 
 UK Hydrographic Office

insert wreck site info
 
  Movies  
  insert new movie  
 
  Pictures  
 
 
  copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: UK Hydrographic Office copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu 
 
 copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu copyright: Unknown - onbekend - inconnu  
 
insert new picture
 
  Hydrographic Service UK  
   
  History  
 
Lettens Jan16/08/20101.597 ton steamer. 350ftx42ft. British and Irish Line cattle-carrier. Dublin for Birkenhead via Holyhead RN inspection control point. Cargo: Irish cattle and sheep. Sunk: 16 August 1940, by first acoustic mine dropped in shipping lanes by German bomber. Explosion during RN inspection. All 20 crew and eight drovers saved. Inspection craft HMS Manx Lad sunk in same explosion.
ref. used 
 HSAC
Lettens Jan22/04/2010UK hydro member
ref. used 
 UK Hydrographic Office


insert new history
 
  Documents  
  insert new document  
About Builders
 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
 
 
British Isles
pref. Google
 
 
WRECKS: DISABLED zoom out zoom in view full chart
chart
SS Meath [+1940]
British Isles
More charts
Holyhead - Approaches Caernarfon Bay Holyhead to Great Ormes Head Irish Sea - Eastern Part Irish Sea - Western Part Irish Sea British Isles British Isles Western Approaches British Isles Western Europe North Atlantic Ocean - Northern Part North Atlantic Ocean - Eastern Part The World
 
 
  Update statistics  
 
  Advertisement  
 
advertise
 
   
  search  
 
You may consider access to
search wreck
show prev. names
A-Z search
 
search chart:
chart catalogue
 
search owner/builder: