Series No. 50|
21' 36.19" North*|
03' 03.83" West*|
Lat. & Long.
- see below||Diving
close to the Bailey Lighthouse, Howth, in 16 to 20m in a NorthWest-SouthEast direction.
consists of boilers and remains of the engine and her paddle wheels, along with
anchors and general debris.
hull was cut open to just above the bilges.
fish life, but is close to a sewage outfall.
dived 2 hours after High Water only.
- Subject to strong currents outside dive window.
Permission is required from "www.archaeology.ie/licences/divesurvey-licence"
to dive this wreck.
in 1838 by Wilson of Glasgow to a very high specification, she gave its owners
The City Of Dublin Steam Packet Company excellent service.
measured 150ft long, weighed 333 net tons, and was powered by a 2 cylinder steam
engine generating 250h.p. giving her a top speed of 11knots..
returning from Liverpool with general cargo and passengers in a snowstorm she
struck Howth Head in the middle of the night.
backing off, she struck again under the Bailey Lighthouse and went down just 100
yds south of the lighthouse.
people were rescued but over 80 people were lost and a subsequent enquiry blamed
the captain, first mate and those responsible for the lighthouse.
to raise the vessel failed and she was broken open and salvaged in situ.
ship's figurehead was recovered and is in the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire.
wreck is protected by The National Monuments Act (Historic Wreck).
in 1985 by M.S.A.C. for O.P.W. and Maritime Museum.
ship "P.S. Prince of Wales"
by kind permission of wrecksite.eu
for INFOMAR* Side-Scan image
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705|
Diving" Article by James Scallon
Magazine Summer 2010
0791-475X No. 137|
- Geological Survey of Ireland
update - 14-Nov-2020