Series No. 50|
- see below|
close to the Bailey Lighthouse, Howth, in 20m in a North-South direction.
mainly of boilers and remains of the engine, along with anchors and her paddle
hull was cut open to just above the bilges.
fish life, but is close to a sewage outfall.
dived 2 hours after High Water only.
is required to dive the wreck.
- Subject to strong currents outside dive window.
in 1838 by Wilson of Glasgow to a very high specification, she gave its owners
The City Of Dublin Steam Packet Company excellent service.
measured 150ft long, weighed 333 net tons, and was powered by a 2 cylinder steam
- When returning
from Liverpool with general cargo and passengers in a snowstorm she struck Howth
Head in the middle of the night.
backing off, she struck again under the Bailey Lighthouse and went down just 100
yds south of the lighthouse.
80 people were lost and a subsequent enquiry blamed the captain, first mate and
those responsible for the lighthouse.
to raise the vessel failed and she was broken open and salvaged in situ.
wreck is protected by The National Monuments Act (Historic Wreck).
in 1985 by M.S.A.C. for O.P.W. and Maritime Museum.
ship "P.S. Prince of Wales"
by kind permission of www.wrecksite.eu
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705|
Diving" Article by James Scallon
Magazine Summer 2010
0791-475X No. 137|
update - 13-Sep-2013