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1 mile West-North-West of Altacarry Lighthouse, in the main run of the tide.
she has been plotted on an echo sounder, she has not been dived on to date.
at Slack Water.
by W. Robertson, and built in 1886 by Scott & Co., Bowling, and grossed 468
tons and measured 175 x 25.1 x 10.3ft.
under wartime blackout, she was heading for Londonderry with a cargo of steel
plates, when she collided with the passenger ship "Lily" which
was bound for Glasgow.
"Diamond" sank almost immediately.
crew were picked up by the "Lily".
of the three crew that were lost was Patrick O'Dornan. It was his 25th birthday
and he was last seen going below to collect his suit when the collision happened.
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998
- ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Ulster Coast"
Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
Printing 1990 - ISBN:
O'Dornan, neice of crew member Patrick O'Dornan
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