North Down Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Barque

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:15th November 1914Place:Ship Rock, Ballyferris
Cause of Loss:Struck RocksBoat Dive from:Groomsport
Charted Depth:7mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 15 & 21
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1753
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:54.35 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & kelpLongitude:05.29 West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mDiving Experience:Novice
Picture available?Yes - click here

 
Diving Information:   
  • Scattered plates.
  • Covered in kelp.
  • Difficult to realise that you are on the wreck.
  • Inhabited by quite a few Wrasse.
  • There is a fee to use the slip at Groomsport.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1889 by A. Hall & Co., Aberdeen, she grossed 1,417 tons and measured 73.81 x 11.30 x 6.55m. and was owned at the time of loss by G. Milne & Co.
  • She had a figurehead od a woman and her masts were painted yellow - the colour of Milne'a fleet.
  • During a gale she struck and was wrecked on Ship Rock.
  • She was carrying a cargo of salt bound Belfast for Newcastle & Sydney.
  • Crew were rescued by Donaghadee Lifeboat.
  • Captain was W.F. Underwood.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
Davey Martin
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Castlereagh SAC (1977)
Randal Armstrong
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Castlereagh SAC (1978)
North Down Wreck List

Last update - 18-Jan-2005

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