Series No. 5|
12' 41.64" North|
13' 57.18" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
ship lies 300 metres due East of the harbour and is on its side, badly broken
- It is suspected
that some of the wreck lies elsewhere.
launching from Ballycastle slip, but may be subject to breakers in heavy swell
marks must be lined up accurately, & drag anchor in approx. position.
first hour of ebb tide.
is a fee to use the slip at Ballycastle Harbour.
six year old coaster belonged to Henry Lane & Co. of Londonderry.
by Harland & Wolff in 1893 she measured 145 x 24 x 8ft., and grossed 386 tons.
Ellesmere Port for Derry, with a cargo of Orrell coal for her owners Messrs. Lane.
cargo shifted while off Fair Head and she pulled into Murlough Bay after suffering
heavy weather damage.
the gale she snapped her cables and an attempt was made to get her to Ballycastle.
600 metres east of Ballycastle harbour a swell set her on her beam end and she
sank with the loss of two engineers.
following year the barque "Fecamp" sank over the wreck. When
the barque was raised the "Templemore" came with it and both
were towed into the shallow water that she now lies in.
recovered, bear the makers name - "J. Roby, Rainhill Wharf, Liverpool".
ships bell has never been found.
rights respectfully acknowledged
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Ulster Coast"
1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
Printing 1990 - ISBN: 0948154659|
update - 28-Mar-2003