South Co. Antrim Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Steam Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:13th January 1916Place:Islandmagee
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:6mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1237
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54 51.124 North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05 47.355 West
Average Visibility:3 - 5mDiving Experience:Novice
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies in 3 - 6m and badly broken up.
  • Lots of congers lurking in the wreckage.
  • Access from Ballylumford carpark.
  • Beware!! of ferries using the channel.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built 1889 by Ritson & Co., Maryport, she grossed 367 tons and measured 46.73 x 7.34 x 3.30metres and was powered by a 60 h.p. 3 cylinder triple expansion steam engine.
  • Owned by Plisson Stam Nav. Co. Ltd and rewgistered in Londonderry, she was leaving Larne with a cargo of potatoes when a rope became entangled around her propeller.
  • Before she could drop her anchors, she ran aground on the extreme end of Ferris Point where she became a total loss.
  • Her crew were rescued by breeches buoy.
  • When she finally broke up her cargo was strewn all over the Island’s shores.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Peter Steel
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North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
South Co. Antrim Wreck List "B"

Last update - 24-Nov-2003

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