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

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:28th May 1892Place:Islandmagee
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Whitehead or Bangor
Charted Depth:7mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9 & 15
Height of Wreck:2.5mAdmiralty Chart No:1753
Hull Material:WoodLatitude (GPS):54 47.252 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks and kelpLongitude (GPS):05 41.315 West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mDiving Experience:Novice
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Diving Information:
  • Lies at the Gobbins 1 mile North of Black Head, and is badly broken up in only 6 - 7m.
  • The engine is still there.
  • Two brass valves weighing over 30kg each have been recovered.
  • Launch from Whitehead up to 2 hours before and after Low Water as slip dries out at other times.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built at Troon in 1864 by Portland Shipbuilding Co., she grossed 259 tons and was powered by a two cylinder steam engine from Coates' works of Belfast.
  • At the time of wrecking she was owned by Howden Brothers of Larne who purchased her in 1888.
  • She was bound Troon for Belfast with coal.
 
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 1979 - 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 - 19-Mar-2003

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