Series No. 5 & 9|
- see below
broken sections, the largest being the boiler.
large proportion was salvaged, and what is left is well embedded in the sandy
- Should be dived on an incoming
tide as the slip is left high and dry at Low Water.
65 degrees x 500yds from Church.
is thought to be a former the Belgian Royal Yacht.
foundered on rocks at Red Bay, when in service for the Royal Navy. Much of it
was salvaged by Murray Bros. of Waterfoot.
of the Murray Brothers was attacked by a conger, estimated at over 20ft. long.
He is said to have never dived again as a result.
main shaft was sold to the lime works in Glenarm.
research suggest her name was acually "S.Y. Clementina", built
in 1887, grossing 625 tons and was converted to an armed auxilary at some point.
Although only a difference of one character ("a" as opposed to "e")
it could prove to be a totally different vessel.
photo on the link above is the "S.Y. Clementina" (ex-Sultana,
by kind permission of The Library of Congress, Prints
& Photographs Division
to be the "S.Y. Clementine" - subject to confirmation
of the Ulster Coast"
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
|Castlereagh SAC (1980)|
update - 08-Jun-2006