The Maidens Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:26th April 1910Place:The Maidens
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:3mAdmiralty Chart No:2198
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54 56.996 North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05 44.479 West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mDiving Experience:Novice
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Diving Information:
  • Lies on East side of Allen Rock in 5 - 15m of water.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour at any time.
  • Dive 30 mins. before High or Low Water Belfast.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1881 by j. Fullerton & Co., Paisley, she grossed 324 tons and measured 46.67 x 7.01 x 3.17m. and was powered by a 2 cylinder compound steam engine.
  • Owner was W. Robertson, Glasgow.
  • Ran aground on Allen Rock, North of the Maidens carrying a cargo of coal while en-route from Ayr to Larne.
 
Source Publications:
"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
"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)
The Maidens Wreck List

Last update - 26-Jun-2006

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