Wreck of the Nestorian

 

 

 

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Construction

Type: Cargo Steamer

Owner: F. Leyland & Co. Ltd.

Built: Hawthorn Lesley & Co. in 1911

Yard: Hebburn-on-Tyne

Hull: Steel with 4 cylinder quadruple expansion steam engine

Dimensions: 400.5 ft x 52.5 ft

Tonnage: 6395

 

 

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Nestorian - 2 January 1917

British steamship travelling from Galveston to Liverpool with shell heads, steel & cotton. She struck Bullane Rock at the SW tip of Cape Clear 

 

Stuck on the end of Cape Clear, it is surprising that any salvage has been carried out on this vessel but a large number of the steel ingot were lifted in 1988.  They range in size, the most common being 8ft x 6in x 6in.  Rumour has it that another wreck lies along side. 

 

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Location

51° 25' N 009° 31' W

5m from Baltimore Harbour, lying at the far western point of Cape Clear Island (Foilnalunga).

 

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Depth

Top: 10 mtr near the rocks/shoreline

Seabed: 24-26 mtr west beyond boilers

 

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Disposition

Well broken up but a good dive with plenty of life including lobster/congers and nice gullies. Two very prominent boilers as well as steel ignots.

Seabed: Rock & Gullies

Slack dependant dive site.