Series No. 21|
wreck is split into sections.
at slack water, preferably Slack High.
Water makes it difficult to get the boat out if launching from Ballyhornan beach.
to launch from Portaferry or Strangford slip, although it means a longer boat
journey, but less hassle.
- Built as a Victory Class Troopship in 1945 at Fortfield
Shipyard, Bethlehem, U.S., and registered at Baltimore, the "Georgetown"
had left Fremantle for Glasgow with 1,200 Royal Navy men and Marines due for demob.
- The trip initially started
from Sydney, Australia. Inexplicably she mistook Strangford Lough for the Clyde.
grounded about 100yds south of Killard Point, and her back broke just forward
of the bridge within a few hours of stranding.
:- 437 x 62 x 34ft and weighed 7,406 gross tons, and powered by twin steam turbine
- Formerly owned by
U.S. War Shipping Administration she is now owned and salvaged by Karl Bialowas.
internet - source unknown
Sandy Roberts - by permission
by kind permission of Dr.
Edward J. Bourke
of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474|
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
|Lloyd's Register -
Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN:
of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
|Edward J. Bourke
2000 - ISBN: 0952302721|
of the Ulster Coast"
|Ian Wilson |
|Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
update - 02-Jun-2008