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The Libau, masquerading as the Aud, was smuggling weapons into Ireland during the 1916 Easter rising.

Name Dive Site:Aud, Libau
Depth: 30-36m (98-118ft)
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Without doubt the Aud is the most famous ship wreck in the Cork Harbour area; she was in fact a ship called the Libau. She was carrying a cargo of arms to Ireland, to aid the 1916 Easter rising. Masquerading as the Aud, an existing Norwegian vessel of similar appearance, she left the Baltic port of Lubeck on April 9th 1916, under the Command of Karl Spindler. The Aud, was carrying an estimated 20,000 rifles, 1000,000 rounds of ammunition, 10 machine guns, and explosives.

The Aud now lies in 36M of water and is very broken up. There are a number of boilers to be seen along with thousands of bullets. It is a popular dive because of its historical significance.


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