South Co. Antrim Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Collier

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:16th January 1905Place:Larne
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundShore Dive from:Black Arch
Charted Depth:8mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:1237
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54° 52' 30.12" North
Type of Seabed:Rocks and kelpLongitude (GPS):05° 49' 11.10" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Novice
Diving Information:
  • Badly broken up in 3 - 8m of water, but rarely dived.
  • Dive at any time, but avoid spring tides.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1883 by Louis McIlwaine & Co., Belfast, she grossed 335 tons and measured 46.93 x 6.85 x 3.47m. Powered by a steam 2 cylinder compound engine.
  • She was owned by Howden Bros., Larne.
  • She was bound Ayr to Larne with a cargo of coal.
  • .In a South Easterly gale she failed to get into Larne and ran aground 2 miles north at Black Arch.
  • The crew were saved, but she was a total loss.
  • Her commander was Captain McCracken.
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 – 1997"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025

Other Sources:

Peter Steel
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
Royal Navy
Hydrographic Department (1970)

South Co. Antrim Wreck List

Last update - 26-Mar-2003

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