South Co. Down Wreck List "C"

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Vessel Type:

Steamer

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:14th April 1900 Place:3 miles off Sheepland
Cause of Loss:CapsizedBoat Dive from:Portaferry, Strangford or Ardglass
Charted Depth:28mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 21
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2156 and/or 2093
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54 16.853 North
Type of Seabed:Fine shingleLongitude (GPS):05 31.666 West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mDiving Experience:Experienced
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Broken up.
  • Can still see engine, boilers, plates.
  • Stern still recognisable. Steel prop.
  • Can be dived at nearly any state of the tide.
 
Historical Information:
  • Owned by Clanrye Steamship Co. Ltd, Newry, and built 1900 at Irvine by Irvine Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • She grossed 286 tons and measured 41.14 x 6.40 x 2.81m and was powered by a 2 cylinder compound steam engine.
  • Having been passed A1 by Lloyds, she was on her maiden voyage from Ardrossan to Newry with coal, commanded by Capt. M.F. Barry.
  • About 3 miles off Sheepland Harbour she developed a severe list and would not respond to the helm.
  • The captain and his crew of 8 abandoned ship, and managed to row to the shore.
 
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
 
Other Sources:
Vic Foster
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Castlereagh SAC (1996)

South Co. Down Wreck List "C"

Last update - 18-Jan-2005

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