The Maidens Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:19th December 1916Place:The Maidens
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:2198 and/or 2199
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54° 55' 46.8" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05° 43' 33.18" West
Average Visibility:8 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies on the North side of the East Lighthouse on South Maiden.
  • Badly broken up. Rarely dived.
  • Dive 30 mins. before High or Low Water at Belfast, although the last of the flood tide is best.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built 1883 for John Fullerton & Co., Glasgow, she grossed 194 tons and measured 120.0 x 20.0 x 9.4ft.
  • Powered by a 2 cylinder compound engine by William King & Co., Glasgow.
  • At the time of loss she was owned by John M. Patton, Glasgow.
  • Wrecked while on a voyage from Ayr to Magheramourne with coal.
  • The crew were saved.
  • Was torpedoed off Salonica on 22nd January 1916, refloated and repaired - info from John Snell whose father was onboard in Salonica.
 

S.S. Norseman

subject to confirmation

© by kind permission of photoship web site


 

S.S. Norseman

Via email from John Snell

His father was onboard when S.S. Norseman was torpedoed off Solonica earlier in 1916.

All external copyrights respectfully acknowledged


 

S.S. Norseman

Same photo without the frame.

Via email from John Snell

All external copyrights respectfully acknowledged

Source Publications:
"Cambrian Coasters"
by
R.S. Fenton
World Ship Society 1989 - ISBN: 0905617525
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:
Peter Steel
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North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
John Snell
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Via email (2007)

The Maidens Wreck List

Last update - 26-Sep-2007

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