Strangford Lough Wreck List
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Vessel Type:


Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:18th October 1918Place:Off Ballyhornan
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Portaferry
Charted Depth:40mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 21
Height of Wreck:6mAdmiralty Chart No:2093/2156
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54° 19' 09.9" North
Type of Seabed:SandLongitude (GPS):05° 27' 15.78" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Very Experienced
Diving Information:  
  • In large sections and scattered plates.
  • Plenty of pruck left.
  • Guns still in place at stern.
  • Large amount of fish clams.
  • Lies 3 miles east of Ballyhornan.
  • 38m to the deck.
  • Can be dived an hour before and after High and Low Water.
  • Note!! Permission should be obtained to dive this wreck.
Historical Information:
  • Built originally as the "Arnfried" for the Hamburg-Afrika Line by the Weser Co., Bremen, and launched in April 1911.
  • Dimensions - 335.3 x 48.1 x 21.1ft, 2899 gross tons.
  • She was fitted with wireless telegraphy.
  • Captured by the British at Duala, W. Africa 14th July 1914.
  • Renamed "Hunsdon", she was registered under the British flag on 4th May 1915.
  • Transported hay and oats between West coast of England and France.
  • Captained by Captain Beadie, she was torpedoed by UB-92 (type UBIII) commanded by Lt.Cdr. Johannes Paul Muller, on 18th October 1918 bound Belfast from Le Harve.
  • One man named McAleer, died.
  • Wreck is now owned by Norsemaid Sea Enterprises Ltd.

S.S. Hunsdon

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Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 2000 - ISBN: 0952302721
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Alan Wright
Castlereagh SAC (1989)
Vic Foster
Castlereagh SAC (1996)
UK Diving
Internet (1999)

Strangford Lough Wreck List

Last update - 08-Mar-2006

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