Series No. 15|
41' 02.1" North|
37' 50.34" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
- Wreck scattered over
a wide area.
and lobsters in quantity.
1 hour before High Water Belfast.
Owned by J. Kelly Ltd., Belfast and
built by J. Lewis & Sons, 1923, she grossed 586 tons and measured 165.2 x
27 x 11.2ft.
was powered by triple-expansion engines generating 83rhp. and a speed of 10 knots.
Belfast for Llanelli with 619 tons of scrap metal and 16 tons of lead, she developed
a list to starboard when off Grey Point.
captain, James McCalmont, decided to turn back.
the time she was off Briggs Buoy, her cargo shifted again, and combined with her
being broadside on to the wind, the starboard deck was awash.
the captain made a run for the shore, she edged closer and closer to Ballymacormick
Point. Her siren was sounded and rockets fired.
Groomsport life-saving team dragged one man from the water - a non-swimmer, William
Hunter, the only survivor.
wreck was dispersed by explosives after salvage attempts failed.
by kind permission of Ian Wilson (author of "Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast")
Annaghmore", sister ship to the "S.S. Annager"
by kind permission of Tony Richardson - Old
Ship Photographs web site
by kind permission
of Michael Montgomery, Castlereagh SAC
of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474|
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
Edward J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Ulster Coast"
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993 |
update - 05-Jun-2006