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Vessel Type:

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:9th November 1923Place:Groomsport
Cause of Loss:Ran aground Boat Dive from:Groomsport
Charted Depth:6mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 15
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1753
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (approx.):54° 41' 06.5" North
Type of Seabed:Mud, silt & rocksLongitude (approx.):05° 35' 44.5" West
Average Visibility:3 - 6mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image listed.Diving Experience:Novice
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies approx 600m offshore on Briggs Reef.
  • Completely broken up.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built 1922 by Alexander Hall & Sons, Aberdeen, for John Kelly Ltd., Belfast.
  • She grossed 315  tons and measured 41.3 x 6.8 x 2.9 metres.
  • Powered by a 3 cylinder triple expansion engine which produced 68 net h.p.
  • On a voyage from Maryport to Belfast with a cargo of coal she holed herself on Briggs Reef and stuck fast.
  • The crew were rescued by Donaghadee Life-boat.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"

by

Ian Wilson

Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
Royal Navy
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Hydrographic Department (1970)
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Internet 2020

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