Series No. 5|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
section has been plotted on an echo sounder.
1.5 miles South West of Black Head, Church Bay, off Bull Point.
at Slack Water. Tide very strong.
local knowledge before attempting a dive.
is a fee to use the slip at Ballycastle Harbour.
Class Destroyer built in 1910 by John Brown Shipbuilders, Glasgow, she was powered
by steam turbines generating 13,000hp giving her a maximum speed 27 knots.
measured 246 x 25.25 x 15.5ft., and grossed 780 tons.
guns - two 4", two 12 pounders, two 21" torpedo tubes.
on escort duty with convoy HH24 to the North of Rathlin, the same convoy that
"HMS Drake" was escorting.
was deployed to escort some of the scattered ships through Rathlin Sound when
she struck a mine laid by U-79, 1.5 miles South-West of Bull Point.
blast blew the ship in two. The bow section sank immediately, the stern section
remaining afloat long enough to be towed to Londonderry.
men were lost.
Michael Montgomery (Castlereagh SAC)
external copyrights respectfully acknowledged
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
|Lloyd's Register - Fairplay
Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
Edward J. Bourke|
J. Bourke 1998
- ISBN: 0952302713|
Fighting Ships in the Royal Navy"
Press 1984 - ISBN: 0713713488|
Harsh Winds of Rathlin"
Printing 1990 - ISBN:
update - 16-Feb-2021