North Co. Antrim Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:10th September 1915Place:Fair Head
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballycastle
Charted Depth:5mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 5
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2798
Hull Material:IronLatitude:
Type of Seabed:Longitude:
Average Visibility:6 - 10mDiving Experience:Experienced Novice
Picture available?Yes - click here
 
Diving Information:
  • Very broken up.
  • Lies quite close inshore, in about 5m. on the West side of Fair Head.
  • Lot of metal up on the rock opposite site.
  • Portholes lying around.
  • Flood tide runs quite close inshore in this area.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1895 by J McArthur, Paisley, she was owned by H.M. McGildowney, Ballycastle Shipping Co., she grossed 144 tons, and measured 98 x 19 x 9ft..
  • While bound for Ballycastle with a cargo of coal, she went too close inshore and was forced onto a reef by the flood tide.
  • Attempts to free her failed, and she broke her back a few days later.
 
Source Publications:
"The Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
byTommy Cecil
Impact Printing 1990 - ISBN: 0948154659
 
Other Sources:
Internet 2006
North Co. Antrim Wreck List

Last update - 27-Mar-2006

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