Puffin (Lightvessel)

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The Puffin was a British lightvessel situated at Daunt Rock, 5 miles southwest of Roche's Point near the Cork harbour entrance, and was in the care of the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

The ship was built in 1887 by Schlesinger Davis & Co. in Wallsend, with yard number 144. Built of iron, it was 28.5 m long and 7.3 m wide, had a draught of 3.4 m and displaced 150 tons.[1]

It sank on October 8, 1896, in a hurricane. The entire crew of eight was lost. In August 1897, the wreck of the Puffin was towed into Cobh harbour.


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