The Fee des Ondes a French trawler (300 tons) was wrecked in Ardmore on Sunday 27th October 1963. It struck rocks 300yds off Ardmore head and it was blown into Carraig a Phúintín. All efforts of Youghal Lifeboat to get her off failed. The Cork Examiner of October 28th, 1963 says “Two Frenchmen were rescued by… Continue reading Introducing Ardmore’s Maritime History – The Stunning Story Of The Fee des Ondes
The Marechal de Noailles of Nantes 12th December 1912.
The Fleming family of Youghal were general merchants, and Martin J Fleming had several ships involved in the coal trade between Bristol Channel ports and the home port of Youghal. One of these vessels was the three-masted schooner, the Nellie Fleming, called after his daughter. A sister ship the Kathleen & May was called after… Continue reading Surprising Elements Of Ardmore’s Maritime History – The Amazing Story Of The Fleming Of Youghal
Folia Cunard Line 1916 – 1917. A four-masted, twin funnel liner. She was built in 1907 by Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland, and was owned by Cunard S.S. C. Ltd. She measured 131.06 x 16.02 x 7.62 metres and grossed 6,705 tons. Powered by a 6 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generated 807… Continue reading The Stunning And Real Truth About The Folia