South Co. Down Wreck List "A"
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Vessel Type:

Tramp Steamer

Location:Co. Down
Date of Loss:14th September 1918Place:Ballyhalbert
Cause of Loss:TorpedoedBoat Dive from:Portaferry
Charted Depth:50mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 21
Height of Wreck:12mAdmiralty Chart No:2093 and/or 2156
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54° 31' 37.86" North
Type of Seabed:MudLongitude (GPS):05° 23' 16.38" West
Average Visibility:6 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Very Experienced
Diving Information:   
  • Sits vertically and almost intact with bow to North.
  • Hole in starboard side.
  • Dive at slack High Water Belfast.
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1906 by Furness & Withy of West Hartlepool.
  • She grossed 3,821 tons, 2488 net, and measured 340 x 47.1 x 27.4ft. and was powerd by a 3 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generaled 317 h.p.
  • She was fitted with a 4 inch stern gun.
  • She was torpedoed by UB-64 whilst carrying 4,158 tons of coal, 808 tons of coke from the Clyde to Naples.
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
Other Sources:
Graham Burnside
via Email (2012)
UK Diving
Internet (John Robinson 1999)
Michael Hamilton
Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Vic Foster
Castlereagh SAC (1996)
Alan Wright
Castlereagh SAC (1985)
Royal Navy
Hydrographic Department(1970)

South Co. Down Wreck List "A"

Last update - 16-Jun-2012

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