Series No. 50|
28' 54" North|
01' 12" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
one piece, apart from being flattened and dismasted.
wreck lies 30m off the South-East corner of Lambay Island in a small indentation.
- It is possible
to get into the galley.
and plates can be seen - mostly broken.
contains roof slates.
wheel has been recovered. The bell now resides in Collins Barracks, Dublin.
at any state of the tide.
- Permission to dive must be obtained from the
Office of Public Works, National Monuments, 51 St. Stephen's Grenn Dublin.
by the White Star Line, she was built in 1853 by the Bank-Quay Foundry Co. and
250 x 40 x 21ft., she grossed 1,977 tons and was the largest sailing ship of her
- She had
three decks and three masts.
Liverpool for Melbourne on her maiden voyage with 652 people on board, many of
whom were heading for the goldfields, and, 4,000 tons of general cargo..
a gale, and with visibility down to a few yards, she dropped 2 anchors when in
lee of the shore. These promptly snapped and she then drifted onto the rocks.
close to the rocks was she, that people were able to jump ashore.
she was washed out to deeper water and sank, taking with her 380 persons.
was the largest sailing ship ever built in Britain up to that time
was Captain Noble, Chief Officer was William Murphy.
by kind permission of Dr. Edward J. Bourke
for Australia (The loss of the Tayleur)
J. Bourke 2003 - ISBN: 095230273X|
of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam 1824 - 1962"
Stamp Exchange 1989 - ISBN: 0948130474|
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
|Lloyd's Register -
Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of Great Britain & Ireland"
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705|
- The First Titanic"
Publications 1999 - ISBN: 1902964004|
& Rescue on East Coast of Ireland"
De Courcy Ireland |
Press 1983 - ISBN: 0907606091|
update - 24-May-2006