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BK05 | Underwater Room

BK05 | Underwater Room

This underwater room shows the wrecks of

SS Ibernian

November 21 1885 IBERIAN  2930 tons  390’ x 37.2’ x 29.3’  350 h.p.  Compound inverted engines.  Owned by F. Leyland & Co.  Built 1867. From Boston to Liverpool.  Sank in thick fog half a mile west of Bird Island, Dunmanus Bay.  Crew of 54 saved in boats.  Vessel broke up 15.10.1886  Cargo: Cattle

SS City of Rome

8,415 gross tons, length 560.2ft x beam 52.3ft, clipper bows, three funnels, four masts (rigged for sail), iron hull, single screw, speed 16 knots, accommodation for 271-1st, 250-2nd and 810-steerage class passengers. Built by Barrow Shipbuilding Co., Barrow, she was launched on 14th Jun.1881 for the Inman Line and started her maiden voyage on 13th Oct.1881 when she left Liverpool for Queenstown and New York. After five voyages, she transferred to the Anchor Line in 1882 but continued on the same route. In 1891 she was refitted to accommodate 75-1st, 250-2nd and 1,000-steerage class passengers and transferred to Glasgow - Moville - New York sailings. In Sep.1898 she repatriated 1,690 Spanish troops from Portsmouth, USA to Santander after the Spanish-American War and commenced her final Glasgow - Moville - New York - Glasgow voyage on 26th Sep.1901. In 1902 she was scrapped in Germany. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.1,p.243 by N.R.P.Bonsor]

SS Stephen Whitney

November 10 1847  STEVE WHITNEY Packet Ship 1034 Tons Red Star Line of Thos and Jos. Sands & Co, Liverpool. Built in New York, 1640.  Loss of 100 lives.  Wrecked off Cape Clear.  Led to the building of the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. Cargo: Apples, cheese, bills of exchange.

Underwater film taken round the Mizen

Fish in the Atlantic Ocean round the Mizen  including salmon, mackerel, skate, cod, monkfish and Moray eel



Donated/Contributed by: 

Derek Bolton underwater video
Jules Thomas

Contact Us

Mizen Head Signal Station
Mizen Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd.
The Harbour Road
West Cork
Tel: + 353 28 35115 or +353 28 35000

E: info@mizenhead.ie

Opening Times

November 1st – March 16th: 11am-4pm (Weekends Only)
March 17th – May 31st: 10.30am – 5pm
June 1st – August 31st: 10am – 6pm
September 1st – October 31st: 10.30 – 5pm

Entry Prices

Adult: €7.50
Senior/Student: €6
Child under 14: €4.50
Child under 5: Free

Group & Family Deals available
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children): €25

For Groups (10 and over) Adults: €6.50,
Senior/Student: €5, Child 5-14: €3.50
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