Series No. 5|
29' 22.2" North|
20' 39" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
approximately 7 miles North Rathlin Island Lighthouse
upright with list to starboard, but decks are partly collapsed.
bells have been recovered, one by Norman Woods of Portstewart SAC in 1997.
to strong currents with only a small slack window.
Tri-Mix dive for the very experienced.
light conditions are black.
by Alexander Stephens & Sons Ltd., Govan, for the Anchor Line in 1914, she
grossed 14,348 tons and measured 567 x 66.6 x 45 ft., with accommodation for 2,500
was produced by six large double-ended Scotch boilers giving her 17.5 knots maximum..
requisitioned by the Royal Navy and was "HMS Tuscania" when
for the U.K. from Halifax, Nova Scotia in convoy HX20 consisting of about 20 ships,
she was torpedoed by UB-77.
stray torpedo exploded on under the cliffs at Altacarry lighthouse.
the 2,235 aboard (2,030 American troops), 166 were lost.
Woods - 1997
by kind permission of
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget LarnLloyd's
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN:
of the Ulster Coast"
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
| Impact Printing 1990 - ISBN:
update - 16-Feb-2021