South Co. Down Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Tramp Steamer

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:14th September 1918Place:Ballyhalbert
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Portaferry
Charted Depth:50mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 21
Height of Wreck:12mAdmiralty Chart No:2093 and/or 2156
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54 31.631 North
Type of Seabed:MudLongitude (GPS):05 23.273 West
Average Visibility:6 - 10mDiving Experience:Very Experienced
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:   
  • Sits vertically and almost intact with bow to North.
  • Hole in starboard side.
  • Dive at slack High Water Belfast.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1906 by Furness & Withy of West Hartlepool.
  • She grossed 3,821 tons, 2488 net, and measured 340 x 47.1 x 27.4ft. and was powerd by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generaled 317 h.p.
  • She was fitted with a 4 inch stern gun.
  • She was torpedoed by UB-64 whilst carrying 4,158 tons of coal, 808 tons of coke from the Clyde to Naples.
 
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 Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
Graham Burnside
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via Email (2012)
UK Diving
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Internet (John Robinson 1999)
Michael Hamilton
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Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Vic Foster
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Castlereagh SAC (1996)
Alan Wright
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Castlereagh SAC (1985)
Royal Navy
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Hydrographic Department(1970)
South Co. Down Wreck List "A"

Last update - 16-Jun-2012

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