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

Steamer Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:January 1892Place:The Gobbins, Islandmagee
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Whitehead
Charted Depth:7mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9 & 15
Height of Wreck:2.5Admiralty Chart No:1753 and/or 2198
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54 48.929 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude (GPS):05 41.772 West
Average Visibility:5 10mDiving Experience:Novice
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Diving Information:  
  • Only discovered in August 1991.
  • Badly broken up and lying in only 7m against the cliff face.
  • The engine is still there.
  • Can be dived at any state of the tide.
  • Launch at Whitehead up to 2 hours before and after Low Water as slip dries out at other times. 
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1891 by Scott & Co., Bowling, she grossed 164 tons and measured 32.00 x 6.12 x 2.66m. and was powered by steam 2 cylinder compond engine.
  • Owned by Milne of Montrose, she ran aground on her maiden voyage under the Gobbins cliffs.
  • Her cargo was coal to Carrickfergus from Glasgow.
  • She was the first iron & steel ship to be wrecked on the Antrim coast.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & 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"
by
Ian 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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