Co. Londonderry Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Barque

Location:Co. Londonderry
Date of Loss:26th January 1884Place:Portstewart
Cause of Loss:FounderedBoat Dive from:Portstewart
Charted Depth:Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 4
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:49 / 2798
Hull Material:IronLatitude:
Type of Seabed:Rocks and sandLongitude:
Average Visibility:3 - 8mDiving Experience:Novice
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Diving Information:
  • There are two Black Rocks on the North Coast.
  • The "Nokomis" lies on the one half a mile east of Portstewart.
 
Historical Information:
  • Grossing 853 tons and measuring 198.3 x 31.6 x 18.6ft., she was built for Messrs. McCorkel of Londonderry, by Stephen’s of Glasgow in 1876.
  • Bound Baltimore, she left Derry with a cargo of grain, in the company of the "Minniehaha", on 19th January.
  • As they neared Tory Island a gale blew up. The "Minniehaha" ran for the Clyde, and "Nokomis" headed for the Foyle.
  • While awaiting a tug at Greencastle, the gale rose to hurricane force. She lay off Moville to ride out the storm.
  • On the night of 26th, the Coastguard lost contact with her. She was blown over Tun's Bank and was dashed to pieces on the rocks.
  • None of the 17 crew survived.
 
Source Publications:
"Sailing Ships of Ireland"
by
E. Anderson
Morris & Co. 2nd Ed. 1984
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
Norman Woods
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Portstewart SAC (1985)
Co. Londonderry Wreck List

Last update - 02-May-2002

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