South Co. Antrim Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Steam Coaster

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:25th November 1905Place:Islandmagee
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:10mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9 & 15
Height of Wreck:3mAdmiralty Chart No:1237
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54° 51' 36.48" North
Type of Seabed:Sand and siltLongitude (GPS):05° 45' 41.46" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies off Skernaghan Pt, Brown’s Bay.
  • Badly broken up. Bow section is 20m to the South West of the Point, the stern section to the East.
  • The boiler is just below the surface.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour at any time.
  • Dive 1 hour before High or Low Water Belfast, best on last of ebb tide.
Historical Information:
  • Built at Paisley by J. Fullerton & Co. in 1890, she grossed 241 tons and measured 39.67 x 6.01 x 2.92m. Powered by a steam 2 cylinder compound engine.
  • Owned by W. Robertson, Glasgow, she had arrived from Irvine and discharged her cargo of coal and was heading for Portmuck to load limestone when she was forced to run for Larne Lough in a gale, but she foundered on Skernaghan Point, Brown’s Bay, Islandmagee.
  • The entire crew of 9 were lost.
  • The bell was recovered in 1995.

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
"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:
Peter Steel
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)

South Co. Antrim Wreck List

Last update - 26-Mar-2003

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