Belfast Lough Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Armed Trawler

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:23rd April 1917Place:Belfast Lough
Cause of Loss:MinedBoat Dive from:Whitehead or Bangor
Charted Depth:25mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 15
Height of Wreck:6mAdmiralty Chart No:1753
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54 44.285 North
Type of Seabed:MudLongitude (GPS):05 38.831 West
Average Visibility:3 - 10mDiving Experience:Experienced
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Diving Information:
  • Identified from her ship's bell in 1980.
  • Lies South of Black Head in Belfast Lough and is sitting upright in a East-West direction.
  • 21m to the bridge.
  • Bow has been blown off.
  • Infested with congers.
  • Launch from Bangor at any time, or Whitehead up to 2 hours before and after Low Water.
  • Dive 1 hour before High Water Belfast.
  • Warning!! - There are unexploded spigot mortars lying around - DO NOT TOUCH!
 
Historical Information:
  • A requisitioned trawler, built in 1907 by Cochrane & Sons, Selby, she grossed 213 tons and measured 35.03 x 6.60 x 3.45m. Power was a 3 cylinder triple expansion steam engine.
  • Hired by the Admiralty in 1914 as a patrol mine sweeper and given Admiralty Number 592.
  • Mined while sweeping Belfast Lough, with the loss of 6 lives.
  • Reported to have been sold by the Board of Trade to an unknown party.
 
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 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - 0952302713
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Randal Armstrong
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Castlereagh SAC (1989)
Tommy Harbinson
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Castlereagh SAC (1989)
Vic Foster
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Castlereagh SAC (1996)
Michael Hamilton
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Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Peter Steel
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North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
Gordon Leathem B.E.M.
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From his private dive notebook (2008)
Belfast Lough Wreck List

Last update - 08-Apr-2008

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