Rathlin Island Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Norwegian Barque

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:30th September 1891Place:Rathlin Island
Cause of Loss:Sprang a leakBoat Dive from:Ballycastle
Charted Depth:6mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 5
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2798
Hull Material:WoodLatitude:
Type of Seabed:SandLongitude:
Average Visibility:8 - 12mDiving Experience:Novice
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies off the end of the Old Kelp Store in Church Bay in 6m of water.
  • Anchor and ribs can be seen sticking up through the sandy seabed.
  • Some old wine bottles and delph plates have been recovered recently.
  • Visibility is usually very good.
  • Easier to land and dive from the shore.
 
Historical Information:
  • She grossed 936 tons and was from Egersund, Norway.
  • Bound West Hartlepool for Monte Video with a cargo of coal.
  • When in a gale off the North coast of Scotland, she sprang a leak.
  • She failed to make it to Greenock, and when off Ballintoy, the captain was advised to beach her in Church Bay.
  • Attempts failed to stop the leak, and a week later she was abandoned.
  • The underwriters arranged for the owners of "S.S. Glenshesk" to remove the "Lindron"s contents to a safe place.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"The Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
by
Tommy Cecil
Impact Printing 1990 - ISBN: 0948154659
Rathlin Island Wreck List

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