C2347 : Rocks at the tip of Fanad Head

taken 11 years ago, near to Arryheernabin and Balloor, Donegal, Ireland

Rocks at the tip of Fanad Head
Rocks at the tip of Fanad Head
Lough Swilly provided a major naval anchorage during WW1 with Fanad Head protecting its western shore. The former White Star liner SS Laurentic sailed on 15 January 1917 with 43 tons of gold on passage to Canada. The vessel struck two German mines and sank two miles off the headland with a loss of 354 lives.

Fanad Head is also noted for the naval action in 1798 between English and French vessels that saw the capture of Wolfe Tone.
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Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 July, 2010
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Irish: geotagged! C 233 479 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:16.6756N 7:37.9724W
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