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BELFAST LOUGH
YearName of VesselType of VesselCargoComments
Ref.
1744
UNKNOWNSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR BELFAST; WHITEHAVEN FOR ROTTERDAM
e
1750
GREAT MOLLYSAIL VESSEL450 HOGSHEADS OF TOBACCONEAR BELFAST; VIRGINIA FOR GLASGOW
c e
1750
UNKNOWNSAIL VESSELGROCERIESOFFSHORE NEAR BELFAST
e
1750
UNKNOWNSAIL VESSELGROCERIES & PROVISIONSNEAR BELFAST
e
1753
KATHERINESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR BELFAST; FROM NEW YORK
e
1767
DELIGHTSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNAT HARBOUR; POSSIBLY SALVAGED; GRENADES FOR LIVERPOOL
c e f
1769
WILLIAMSSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNOFF; LIVERPOOL FOR JAMAICA
c e f
1771
PRINCE OF WALESSAIL VESSELPROVISIONSBELFAST FOR ANTIGUA
e
1772
POLLYSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR HARBOUR ENTRANCE; PHILADELPHIA FOR BELFAST
e
1775
FAMESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR, POSSIBLY BRIGGS REEF; BRISTOL FOR JAMAICA
c e
1791
JOHNSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR; DOUGLAS FOR PLYMOUTH
c e f
1796
LOODARTMOUTH SLOOP - 39 tonsUNKNOWNNEAR BELFAST; BRISTOL FOR BELFAST
e
1800
LORD CASTLEREAGHSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNRAN ASHORE; POSSIBLY SALVAGED; DRONDHEIM FOR NEWRY
c e f
1803
ELIZASLOOPUNKNOWNFOUNDERED; GREENOCK FOR LONDON
c e f
1803
SHAMROCKBRIG - 103 tonsUNKNOWNNEAR BELFAST; LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST
e
1804
MARYBRIG - 118 tonsUNKNOWNNEAR; LIVERPOOL FOR LONDON
c e f
1805
UNITYFULL RIGGED - 219 tons2 CARRIAGE MOUNTED CANNONDRIVEN ASHORE; WEST INDIES FOR THE CLYDE
e
1808
COMETSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR; FROM NORTH AMERICA
c e f
1810
HARMONIA DE CULSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNCAPSIZED AT BELFAST RIVER; BUENOS AIRES FOR BELFAST
c e f
1813
VALENTINELIVERPOOL FULL RIGGED - 298 tonsUNKNOWNFROM WHITEHAVEN
c e f
1815
ALEXANDER & MARYSAIL VESSEL489 TIN INGOTS & IRONMONGERYNEAR; LIVERPOOL FOR MONTREAL
e
1815
UNIONLARNE BRIG - 190 tons4 CARRIAGE MOUNTED CANNONRAN ASHORE; POSSIBLY SALVAGED; LARNE FOR IRVINE
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1816
MARGARET & MARYSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNAT BELFAST; PROBABLY SALVAGED; FROM GALWAY
c
1816
MARGARET & NANCYBELFAST SLOOP - 79 tonsUNKNOWNNEAR; FROM GALWAY
c e f
1819
ISAAC & JANEMARYPORT SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNON THE BRIDGES
e
1820
CLEOPATRASAIL VESSELUNKNOWNAT GRAY POINT; WORKINGTON FOR BELFAST
e
1821
SWIFTBRISTOL PACKET VESSELPASSENGERSBRISTOL FOR DUMBARTON
e
1824
BEEMARYPORT SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR BELFAST
e
1824
DIANASAIL VESSELUNKNOWNSTRUCK SANDBANK NEAR; SICILY FOR BELFAST
c e f
1824
DUKE OF RICHMONDSAIL VESSELCOPPER SHEETS & BARSOFF TARR POINT; LIVERPOOL FOR DERRY
e
1824
MARYSMACKUNKNOWNAT BELFAST
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1825
SUPERIORSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR BELFAST; LIVERPOOL FOR NEW YORK
e
1826
ANTRIMBELFAST SMACK - 73 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED NEAR GARMOYLE; GLASGOW FOR BELFAST
e
1826
NORVAL (NORWALL) SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNEAR; WICK FOR BELFAST
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1838
HOPESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNCHEPSTOW FOR GREENOCK
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1839
ALBERTINASAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNONE
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1849
JOHNBELFAST SAIL VESSELCOAL1 MILE NORTH OF GARON HEAD; TROON FOR BELFAST
e
1852
LOWTHERLIVERPOOL SCHOONER - 113 tonsUNKNOWNON BIRD ISLAND; GLASGOW FOR ROUEN
c e
1853
MARY ANNBELFAST BRIG - 206 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED; CULTRA FOR BELFAST
e
1854
BETSEYDONAGHADEE LUGGER - 14 tonsGENERALFOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION; BELOW GARMOYLE BEACON
c e
1854
IRISHARRINGTON BRIGANTINE - 109 tonsCOALFOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION; HARRINGTON FOR BELFAST
c e
1854
MINERVASAIL VESSELUNKNOWNIN COLLISION; FROM WORKINGTON; POSSIBLY SALVAGED
c
1855
MADONNA
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BARQUE - 560 tonsUNKNOWNCAUGHT FIRE & BURNED TO WATER-LINE
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1861
ALPHAGALLIOT - 45 tonsLUMBERFOUNDERED
e
1861
CITY OF LUCKNOWGLASGOW IRON FULL RIGGER - 869 tonsGENERAL & PASSENGERSON SALT PAN ROCKS; POSSIBLY SALVAGED; GREENOCK FOR CALCUTTA
c e
1869
NELLYBELFAST SLOOP - 41 tonsCOALFOUNDERED; AYR FOR BELFAST
e
1870
HUNTRESSBRIGANTINE - 96 tonsUNKNOWNCOLLIDED WITH "SS TALBOT"
c
1872
CERESBELFAST SCHOONER - 115 tonsCOALAT ENTRANCE TO; IRVINE FOR BELFAST
e
1872
DEECHESTER SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNSTRANDED & WRECKED
c e f
1875
CLARA R.DUBLIN BRIG - 212 tonsCOALAT CARRICKFERGUS BUOY; TROON FOR DUBLIN
e
1878
CHARLOTTEBRIGANTINEPOTATOESNONE
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1883
EMILYSAIL VESSELIRON OREBILBAO FOR GLASGOW
c g
1884
WILLIAM HALLDUBLIN WOODEN STEAM TUG - 23 tonsBALLASTSTRANDED & WRECKED AT GREY POINT; FROM BELFAST
e
1886
ROBERT BROWNNEWRY SCHOONER - 107 tonsCOALFOUNDERED OFF CARRICKFERGUS BANK; AYR FOR CLARE
e
1887
ANNE JONESSCHOONER - 92 tonsUNKNOWNMOUTH OF,
h
1889
HELENAWOODEN STEAM TUG - 10 tonsBALLASTNEAR GARMOYLE LIGHTHOUSE; CARRICKFERGUS FOR BELFAST
e
1889
MARY ANNE JANEBEAUMARIS DANDY - 56 tonsROOFING SLATES FOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION; BANGOR FOR NEWRY
e
 
 
BELFAST LOUGH continued.
YearName of VesselType of VesselCargoCommentsRef.
1890
LIZZIESAIL BARGE - 35 tonsGRAVELBELFAST FOR CARRICKFERGUS
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1890
ORATORSTEAMER - 1,342 tonsCOALOFF GROOMSPORT; GREENOCK FOR SICILY
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1894CITYSAIL VESSEL - 5 tonsUNKNOWNSTRANDED; POSSIBLY REFLOATED
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1894
COMMODOREBELFAST WOODEN TUG - 21 tonsBALLASTFOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION NEAR HARBOUR: POSSIBLY SALVAGED
e
1895
XANTHUSBRIGANTINE - 200 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED NEAR BANGOR; EXACT POSITION UNKNOWN
-
1897INASAILING VESSEL - 5 tonsUNKNOWNSTRANDED; POSSINLY REFLOATED
-
1901
MISS PEGGYBELFAST CUTTER - 3 tonsPASSENGERSFOUNDERED AT VICTORIA CHANNEL AFTER COLLISION
e
1910
DREDGER NO. 4BELFAST IRON DREDGER - 372 tonsBALLASTFOUNDERED NEAR No. 1 PILE LIGHTHOUSE; POSSIBLY SALVAGED
e
1914
PARKMOREBELFAST IRON STEAMER - 289 tonsIRON OREFOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION; BELFAST FOR TROON
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1916
YACHTBIDEFORD SCHOONER - 77 tonsSCRAP IRON CAUGHT FIRE & FOUNDERED OFF WHITEABBEY; WATERFORD FOR GLASGOW
e
1917
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ARMED CARGO LINER - 4,050 tonsGENERALTORPEDOED BY U-19 0.5 MILES SOUTH OF; LIES IN 28m; LIVERPOOL FOR JAMAICA
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1917
JARGOONGLASGOW STEAMER - - 501 tonsCOALSUNK IN COLLISION 8 MILES EAST OF ENTRANCE TO; TROON FOR DUBLIN
e
1917
MISS HUGHESABERYSTWITH KETCH - 65 tonsCOALFOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION NEAR No. 8 BUOY; GIRVAN FOR BELFAST
e
1917
ARMED TRAWLER - 213 tons1 x 3 POUNDER DECK GUNMINED BY UC-75 1 MILE SOUTH OF; LIES IN 25m
c e f k
1918
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GLASGOW STEAMER - 4,880 tonsGENERALTORPEDOED BY U-19, 1.5 MILES EAST OF; LIES IN 63m; CLYDE FOR NEW YORK
c e f h i l
1922
HILDASWANSEA STEAMER - 111 tonsCOALCAUGHT FIRE AND SANK NEAR BELFAST; MARYPORT FOR BELFAST
e
1931
BERMUDA MOTOR VESSEL - 19,086 tonsBALLASTCAUGHT FIRE NEAR DOCKS; PROBABLY SALVAGED
e
1940
UNKNOWNGERMAN CONDORCREWOFF; CREW RESCUED BY TRAWLERS
c
1940
SANTA LUCIA
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DUTCH MOTOR COASTER - 379 tonsRAILWAY SLEEPERS MINED 3.6 MILES OFF PILE LIGHT; OPORTO FOR PORT TALBOT
c e f h
1940
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WEST HARTLEPOOL STEAMER - 4,886 tons7,908 TONS GRAINMINED OFF PICKIE; LIES IN 15m; ROSARIO FOR AVONMOUTH
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1941FAIR HEADARMED CRUISER - 1,719 tonsUNKNOWNNEAR; POSSIBLY RE-FLOATED
c
1941
FISKARENNORWEGIAN NAVY DRIFTERCREWSUNK IN COLLISION WITH "H.M.S. ULSTER QUEEN".
c e f
1941
JEWELADMIRALTY DRIFTER - 84 tonsCREWMINED 1 MILE OFF PILE LIGHT
c e f
1942
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DUTCH MOTOR COASTER - 395 tonsGENERAL FOODSTUFF MOUTH OF; LIES IN 43m; LIVERPOOL FOR BELFAST
c e h l
1946
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BELFAST STEAMER - 364 tonsCOALMOUTH OF; LIES IN 30m; GARSTON FOR BELFAST
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1965
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CHESTER MOTOR COASTER - 332 tonsFLOUR & CATTLE FODDERSANK UNDER TOW OFF KILROOT; POSSIBLY BLOWN UP; LIES IN 10m; BIRKENHEAD FOR BELFASTa c e h l
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BELLATRIX
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KILKEEL MOTOR FISHING VESSELBALLASTCAUGHT FIRE OFF CULTRA COASTAL PATH; CREW RESCUED BY THE "AMITY"
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COPELAND ISLANDS
YearName of VesselType of VesselCargoComments
Ref.
1795
UNKNOWNGUINEAMANUNKNOWNNONE
c
1803
UNKNOWNLARGE SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNFROM LIVERPOOL
c e f g
1803
ENTERPRISELIVERPOOL GUINEANFRUIT & SUGAR, & £40,000 IN SILVER DOLLARSMEW ISLAND; FROM HAVANA
c e h
1814
BETSEYSAILING COASTERUNKNOWNCOPELAND ISLAND; GREENOCK FOR NEWRY
c e f g h
1819
BROTHERSSLOOPUNKNOWNOFF; CARLINGFORD FOR GREENOCK
c e f g
1819
PEGGY & HELENULVERSTONE BRIG - 53 tonsUNKNOWNOFF; SLIGO FOR LIVERPOOL
c e f g
1820
UNKNOWNBORDEAUX PACKET VESSELUNKNOWNLIVERPOOL FOR DERRY
c
1821
BORDEAUX PACKET SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNLIVERPOOL FOR DERRY
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1821
EARL OF DALHOUSIELEITH SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNOFF COPELAND ISLAND; ARCHANGEL FOR DUBLIN
e
1821
GLENORESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNMEW ISLAND; DUBLIN FOR BELFAST
c e f g
1824
UNKNOWNSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNNONE
c
1825
DILIGENCEMARYPORT SCHOONERUNKNOWNMARYPORT FOR BELFAST
e
1825
UNKNOWNSCHOONERUNKNOWNOFF; SAME LOCATION AS "PEGGY & HELEN"
c f
1826
GEORGESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNON MEW ISLAND; CARGO PART SALVAGED; ANTIGUA FOR BELFAST
c e f
1826
MAID OF SELMAFORT WILLIAM BARQUE - 69 tonsUNKNOWNMEW ISLAND; DUNDRUM FOR BELFAST
c e f g
1826
SOPHIASAIL VESSELUNKNOWNMEW ISLAND; WHITEHAVEN FOR BELFAST
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1827
MERMAIDAMERICAN SQUARE RIGGER - 1,222 tonsGENERALCOPELAND ISLAND, SOUTH-WEST SIDE; LIVERPOOL FOR PHILADELPHIA; OTHER SOURCE SAY 1854
c e h
1830
AGNESSAIL VESSELSUGAR & RUMON MEW ISLAND; DEMERERA FOR BELFAST
c e g
1830
JULIASAIL VESSELUNKNOWNFOR BELFAST
c e g
1837
HENRYSAILING COASTERUNKNOWNMEW ISLAND; FROM ROTHESAY
c h
1839
HENRYGREENOCK SAILING COASTER - 114 tonsUNKNOWNMEW ISLAND; OTHER SOURCES SAY 1829; FROM GREENOCK
c e f g h
1839
LADY DOWNSHIRESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNOFF,
c e g
1841
UNKNOWNBRIGBALLAST10 MILES WEST-NORTH-WEST OF COPELAND ISLAND
c e g
1847
SEA KINGPADDLE STEAMERGENERALMEW ISLAND, EAST END
c h
1849
FANNYSAIL VESSELIRON INGOTSAYR FOR RUNCORN
e
1850
THERESA JANECANADIAN BARQUEGENERALMEW ISLAND, SOUTH-EAST SIDE; LIVERPOOL FOR MAURITIUS
c e h
1851
CERETICASCHOONEROATSCOPELAND ISLAND, NORTH OF; LIMERICK FOR LIVERPOOL
c f
1860
AMANDAGLASGOW SAIL VESSELCOALON MEW ISLAND; GLASGOW FOR GALWAY
c
1861
EARLSAIL VESSELCOALON MEW ISLAND; WORKINGTON FOR DERRY
c
1867
ADELINE CANNBRIG - 172 tonsCOALCOPELAND ISLAND; POSSIBLY SALVAGED; GLASGOW FOR DUBLIN
c e h
1867
THOMAS WITHWORTHSCHOONERCOALCOPELAND ISLAND; POSSIBLY SALVAGED
c h
1868
AZURJERSEY SMACK - 34 tonsAPPLES & ONIONSMEW ISLAND; BRITTANY FOR BELFAST
c e f
1869
JOHNBRIG - 70 tonsLIMESTONEFOUNDERED 6 MILES WEST OF LIGHTHOUSE
e
1873
ANNULVERSTONE SCHOONER - 82 tonsWHEATFOUNDERED 10 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF LIGHTHOUSE
e
1876
LAWSONSFLEETWOOD SCHOONER - 120 tonsIRON INGOTSSTRANDED & WRECKED ON MEW ISLAND; GLASGOW FOR FLEETWOOD
e
1877
ALEXANDRADUBLIN IRON STEAMER - 363 tonsBUILDING SAND & TIMBERI.5 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF MEW ISLAND; DROGHEDA FOR BELFAST
c e h
1877
ANN LOVITTDUBLIN BRIGANTINE - 119 tonsCOALON MEW ISLAND; WHITEHAVEN FOR DUBLIN
c e
1880
ISAIAHCARLISLE BRIGANTINE - 129 tonsCOALNEAR; SILLOTH FOR DUNDALK
e
1881
JULIABELFAST BRIGANTINE - 133 tonsCOALON COPELAND ISLAND; WORKINGTON FOR BELFAST
e
1883
ALBIONSCHOONER - 32 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED OFF,
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COPELANDS continued..
YearName of VesselType of VesselCargoCommentsRef.
1886SAILORSAIL VESSEL - 49 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED 14 MILES EAST-SOUTH-EAST OF
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1887
OSSENAFOWEY BRIG - 150 tonsCOAL9 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF; RUNCORN FOR LIMERICK
e
1891
ELLEN ASHCROFTBELFAST BRIG - 176 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED 6 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF MEW ISLAND
e
1892VANQUISHSAIL VESSEL - 11 tonsUNKNOWNSTRANDED; POSSIBLY REFLOATED
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1896
ARCHIBALDDUBLIN BRIGANTINE - 253 tons BALLASTFOUNDERED 5 MILES NORTH-EAST OF; DUBLIN FOR AYR
e
1896
MACBETHSTEAM COASTER - 2 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED 5 MILES NORTH-EAST OF,
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1897
ALARMBELFAST SMACK - 25 tonsGRAINSTRANDED & WRECKED ON GREAT COPELAND ISLAND; BELFAST FOR ARUNMORE
e
1897
BRITONGLASGOW STEAMER - 36 tonsCOALFOUNDERED 7 MILES NORTH-EAST OF; AYR FOR BELFAST
e
1897
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GREENOCK IRON SQUARE RIGGER - 1,972 tonsGRAINOLD LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND; SAN FRANCISCO FOR DUBLIN; LIES IN 10m
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1900
PHOEBEPEEL SCHOONER - 98 tonsBAGGED CEMENT 5 MILES EAST-SOUTH-EAST OF MEW ISLAND; NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE FOR ANNALONG
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1904
FLORENCE PETHERICK2 MASTER SCHOONER - 108 tonsCOALSUNK IN COLLISION WITH "DUKE OF LANCASTER" OFF; TROON FOR BRAY
1
1904
YEOMANBALLYHOLME YACHT - 5 tonsBALLASTFOUNDERED 2.5 MILES NORTH OF; BALLYHOLME BAY FOR BANGOR
e
1911
GIPSY MAIDPADSTOW SCHOONER - 98 tonsCOALRAN ASHORE AT NORTH END OF GREAT COPELAND; GLASGOW FOR PADSTOW
c e
1911
LADY LILFORDSCHOONER - 59 tonsUNKNOWNFOUNDERED OFF MEW ISLAND
1
1912
DOROTHY WATSONNORTH SHIELDS SCHOONER - 95 tonsCHINA CLAY FOUNDERED 4 MILES SOUTH BY EAST OF COPELAND ISLAND; PAR FOR GLASGOW
e
1917
HELENBELFAST STEEL STEAMER - 322 tonsCOALBOMBED BY U-BOAT 12 MILES SOUTH-EAST OF; GARSTON FOR BANGOR
c e
1917
RAVENSWORTHNEWCASTLE IRON STEAMER - 801 tonsCOALFOUNDERED AFTER COLLISION 4.5 MILES EAST BY SOUTH OF; CARDIFF FOR AALESUND
c e h
1942
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DUTCH MOTOR COASTER - 277 tonsCOALCOPELAND ISLAND, EAST SIDE; LIES IN 23m; MARYPORT FOR DONAGHADEE
c h
1953
PRINCESS VICTORIA
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ROLL ON/ROLL OFF FERRY - 2,694 tons127 PASSENGERS & VEHICLESFOUNDERED NORTH-EAST OF; LARGE LOSS OF LIFE; STRANRAER FOR LARNE
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UNKNOWN
YearName of VesselType of VesselCargoCommentsRef.
unknown
PRUDESAIL VESSELUNKNOWNTRANSIT MARKS - CRAWFORDSBURN VILLAGE TO WHITEHEAD POINT; WILSONS POINT TO CARRICK CASTLE
5
unknown
SHANDOCK SAIL VESSELUNKNOWNTRANSIT MARKS - BLACK HEAD TO GROOMSPORT; GREY POINT TO SEAVIEW HOUSE BELOW FORTWILLIAM
5
unknown
MENTEITHSAIL VESSELUNKNOWNTRANSIT MARKS - FORELAND POINT TO GROOMSPORT; CHICESTER CASTLE TO LONG HOLE
5
 
 
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a
"Cambrian Coasters"
by
R.S. Fenton
World Ship Society 1989 - ISBN: 0905617525
b
"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
by
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
c
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
d
"Ropner Shipping Co. 1874 - 1974"
by
Leonard Gray
World Ship Society
e
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
f
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by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
g
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
h
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by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
i
"The Anchor Line"
by
R.S. McLellan
Anchor Line Ltd. 1956
j
"The White Ships"
by
R.M. Parsons
City of Bristol Museum 1982 - ISBN: 0900199172
k
"Travels of the Tramps Vol. 3"
by
Norman L. Middlemis
Shield Publications 1992 - ISBN: 1871128080
l
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
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CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
 
OTHER SOURCES:
1
Internet 2006
2
Internet 2007
3
Tom Watson
Sea Donkeys Dive Club (2007)
4
BBC Northern Ireland News
BBC News web site 2009
5
Elsie Elizabeth Armstrong & William Armstrong
Author's late parent's papers
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