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 (approx.):55° 13' 45" North
Type of Seabed:Longitude (approx.):06° 09' 00" West
Average Visibility:6 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
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.

S.S. Glentow

by kind permission of clydeships web site

Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"The Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
Tommy Cecil
Impact Printing 1990 - ISBN: 0948154659
Other Sources:
Internet 2006

North Co. Antrim Wreck List

Last update - 03-Jul-2020

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