Belfast Lough Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

3 Masted Steamer

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:31st March 1946Place:Belfast Lough
Cause of Loss:CollisionBoat Dive from:Bangor or Groomsport
Charted Depth:30mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 15
Height of Wreck:5mAdmiralty Chart No:1753
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54 43.934 North
Type of Seabed:SandLongitude (GPS):05 35.323 West
Average Visibility:5 - 8mDiving Experience:Experienced
Image available?Yes - see below
Diving Information:
  • Lying on her port side in a West - East direction.
  • Funnel lies beside the hull.
  • Dive 1 hour before High Water Belfast.
  • Launch from Groomsport at any time (launch fee required), or Whitehead 2 hours either side of High Water.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1903 by the Dublin Dockyard Co., Dublin, she was owned by J. Kelly Ltd., Belfast.
  • She grossed 364 tons and measured 45.11 x 7.36 x 3.07m.
  • Powered by a 2 cylinder compound engine generating 69 h.p.
  • Sunk after a collision with the steamer "S.S. Elmfield" at the mouth of Belfast Lough.

© by kind permission of Michael Montgomery, Castlereagh SAC

© by kind permission of Michael Montgomery, Castlereagh SAC

Source Publications:
"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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Gordon Leathem B.E.M.
From his private notebook (2008)
Michael Montgomery
Castlereagh SAC (2006)
Michael Hamilton
Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Peter Steel
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
Vic Foster
Castlereagh SAC (1996)

Belfast Lough Wreck List

Last update - 08-Apr-2008

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