Series No. 5|
2 miles South-West of Bull Point.
upright in the main tidal stream running North-West.
hole in starboard side and forward bridge has collapsed.
silty and dark.
20 minutes slack water at the turn of the tide, and only during neaps.
dived 15 minutes before HW Belfast.
- dangerous. A Mixed Gas dive.
by Irvines Shipbuilding & Dry-dock Co., West Hartlepool six months prior
to her sinking. She grossed 2,372 tons and measured 350 x 51.1 x 24 ft. and was
owned by the Gulf line Ltd.
Liverpool from Norfolk, Virginia with cotton, steel and alcohol, she was part
of Convoy HH24 escorted by "H.M.S. Drake".
the "Drake" was hit, the convoy dispersed and the "Lugano"
found herself in Rathlin Sound.
same submarine that attacked the Drake, "U-79", had layed mines
across the channel from Bull Point.
striking one of these mines she sank rapidly but the crew were all able to get
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998
- ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Ulster Coast"
Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
Printing 1990 - ISBN:
update - 01-Apr-2003