South Co. Antrim Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Steamer Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:26th February 1892Place:North of Portmuck
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:5mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1237 and/or 2198
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54 51.204 North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05 44.302 West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mDiving Experience:Novice
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Diving Information:  
  • Lies 0.75 miles North of Portmuck.
  • Badly broken up in 3 - 5m of water.
  • Part of the hull can be seen above the High Water mark.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour at any time, or Portmuck at High Water.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built originally as the "Rose" in 1867 by Blackwood & Gordon, Glasgow and was 185 net tons.
  • She measured 54.99 x 7.36 x 4.16m. and was owned by the Ayr Steam Shipping Co.
  • Bound Ayr for Belfast with general cargo and one passenger when she ran aground 0.75 miles North of Portmuck.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
byRichard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
byIan Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Peter Steel
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North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
South Co. Antrim Wreck List "B"

Last update - 14-Mar-2003

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