North Co. Antrim Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:22nd March 1906Place:Rinagree Point
Cause of Loss:Stranded & wreckedShore or Boat Dive from:Portrush
Charted Depth:5 - 10mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 4
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:49 and/or 2798
Hull Material:Steel/IronLatitude (GPS):55° 11' 43.11" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks & bouldersLongitude (GPS):06° 41' 42.18" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available Diving Experience:Novice
 
Diving Information:
  • Can be boat dived, or, directly from the shore although this involves quite a walk from the carpark at Rinagree Point.
  • Lies off the rocks in a gulley with vertical walls on both sides.
  • Badly broken up except for the boiler which stands proud of the seabed.
 
Historical Information:
  • Measuring 165.15 x 26.08 x 10.73ft, she grossed 480 tons.
  • Powered by a single screw driven by a 3 cylinder triple expansion coal fired engine which generated 60hp.
  • Completed in 1889 by Scott & Co., Bowling, she was currently owned by W. Robertson of Glasgow and commanded by Captain A. Campbell.
  • On a voyage from London to Coleraine with a cargo of manure she was blown ashore and subsequently wrecked 2 miles West of Portrush.
 
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 Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
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National Museums NI (2020)
Norman Woods
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Portstewart SAC (1990)

North Co. Antrim Wreck List

Last update - 03-Jun-2020

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