South Co. Down Wreck List "C"
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Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:17th May 1890Place:South Rock
Cause of Loss:ExplosionBoat Dive from:Portaferry or Strangford
Charted Depth:46mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 21
Height of Wreck:6mAdmiralty Chart No:2093
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54° 26' 01.68" North
Type of Seabed:MudLongitude (GPS):05° 23' 41.76" West
Average Visibility:8 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • In one piece.
  • Unusual stern and prop.
  • Broken in the middle. Stern lists to starboard.
  • Dive at slack High Water Belfast.
Historical Information:
  • Built by Harold Richardson, Duck & Co at Stockton (Yard No 236).
  • Owned by Henry Briggs, Sons & Co. of Hull, she grossed 1,257 tons.
  • Her cargo was Iron Ore, bound Ayr from Bilbao.
  • She ran aground on Butter Pladdy, but was refloated off on the next tide.
  • When under way again for Ayr, she went down, a tremendous explosion taking place as she foundered.
  • Seven survivors were picked up by a passing steamer, "Telegraph", but ten others died.

Source Publications:

"Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Charles Hocking
London Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
Other Sources:
Michael Hamilton
Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Vic Foster
Castlereagh SAC (1996)

South Co. Down Wreck List "C"

Last update - 31-Dec-2020

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