Series No. 4|
13' 19" North|
41' 22" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
in half with wreckage scattered over a wide area.
to mild currents.
dived at slack High or Low water.
110.3 x 21.1 x 10.1ft, the "Towy" was powered by compound 2
cylinder coal fired engine, and grossed 204 tons, 83 tons net.
in April 1914 by Day, Summers & Co. Ltd., Southampton, for the Royal Mail
Steam Packet Co., London, she was later sold to Ninian Shipping Co. Ltd., Cardiff
on 28th May 1920; re-sold to Spillers Steamship Co. Ltd., Cardiff, on 6th April
1921, and finally sold to the Whiteabbey Shipping Co. Ltd., Co. Antrim on 19th
leaving Portstewart for Irvine in ballast, she grounded.
tow to Portrush was organised, but she sank only a short distance from Portrush
harbour on 20th June 1930.
"Towy" was the last trader to use the harbour at Portstewart.
by kind permission of James Connor
rights respectfulyl acknowledged
Ship Society 1982 - ISBN: 0905617223|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Ulster Coast"
|by||Ian Wilson |
|Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN:
update - 02-Feb-2014