Rathlin Island Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Trawler

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:1st March 1930Place:Rathlin Island
Cause of Loss:Ran ashoreBoat Dive from:Ballycastle
Charted Depth:4m - 12mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 5
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2798
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:55 18.45 North
Type of Seabed:Rock and kelpLongitude:06 14.30 West
Average Visibility:6 - 10mDiving Experience:Novice
Image available?Yes - see below
Diving Information:
  • The wreckage lies at Grennan Bo, on the shore side of a submerged rock to the West of the point.
  • Badly broken up and scattered over a wide area.
  • Dive only with an ebb tide as the flood tide is in excess of 5 knots.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1913 by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby, for Pickering & Haldane Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, she grossed 288 tons and measured 40.66 x 7.01 x 3.65m. and was powered by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion engine which generated 79 h.p. Her official number was 133443.
  • Registered at Fleetwood.
  • Served as a Royal Navy minesweeper 1915 - 1920.
  • In 1922 she was bought by Lancashire Steam Fish Co.
  • She ran aground on Grennan Bo during thick fog while returning from St. Kilda with fish.
  • The crew of 14 were rescued by the Rathlin Life-Saving Company, a rescue which lasted nearly 12 hours.
  • Skipper was Captain William Wilson.

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Source Publications:
"Fleetwood Fishing Industry"
P. Horsley & A. Hirst
Hutton Press 1991 - ISBN: 1872167276
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
"The Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
Tommy Cecil
Impact Printing 1990 - ISBN: 0948154659

Rathlin Island Wreck List

Last update - 25-Oct-2005

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