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
Picture available?Yes - click here
 
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.
 
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
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Gordon Leathem B.E.M.
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From his private notebook (2008)
Michael Montgomery
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Castlereagh SAC (2006)
Michael Hamilton
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Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Peter Steel
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North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
Vic Foster
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Castlereagh SAC (1996)
Belfast Lough Wreck List

Last update - 08-Apr-2008

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