The SS Ardmore left Cork on 11 November 1940, bound for Fishguard with a cargo of livestock. She never arrived.
The wreck was located in 1995, south of the Saltees, with massive damage near her engine room.
A defensive string of mines had been laid across the entrance of the Bristol channel. They were intended to protect shipping from U-boats. They should have been firmly anchored to the seabed. However they were frequently washed up on Wexford and Waterford beaches. There had been a severe southerly gale on 10 November: the day before Ardmore sailed. It is possible that a mine set adrift by that gale could have struck the Ardmore.
|Barry, Frank, Passage West, Co. Cork||Hare, Thomas Edwin, Dublin||O’Regan, James, Cork|
|Bruland, Edward, Passage West, Co. Cork||Johnson, A., Liverpool||O’Shea, Frank, Cork|
|Cronin, James, Cork||Kelleher, John, Cork||Power, John, Cork|
|Desmond, Bartholemew, Cork||Lane, John, Cork||Power, James, Cork|
|Fennel, James, Cork||McGlynn, John, Dublin||Raymond, Michael, Cork|
|Flynn, Patrick, Cork||McNally, Sydney, Liverpool||Ryan, Patrick, Passage East, Co. Waterford|
|Ford, Michael, Cork||O’Donovan, P., Cork||Speed, Edwin, Liverpool|
|Ford, Thomas, Liverpool||O’Leary, Timothy, Cork||Dalgrano, Joseph, Dublin|