Belfast Lough Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Armed Trawler

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:23rd April 1917Place:Belfast Lough
Cause of Loss:MinedBoat Dive from:Whitehead or Bangor
Charted Depth:25mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 15
Height of Wreck:6mAdmiralty Chart No:1753
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54° 44' 15.48" North
Type of Seabed:MudLongitude (GPS):05° 38' 49.86" West
Average Visibility:3 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced
Diving Information:
  • Identified from her ship's bell in 1980.
  • Lies South of Black Head in Belfast Lough and is sitting upright in a East-West direction.
  • 21m to the bridge.
  • Bow has been blown off.
  • Infested with congers.
  • Launch from Bangor at any time, or Whitehead up to 2 hours before and after Low Water.
  • Dive 1 hour before High Water Belfast.
  • Warning!! - There are unexploded spigot mortars lying around - DO NOT TOUCH!
Historical Information:
  • A requisitioned trawler, built in 1907 by Cochrane & Sons, Selby, she grossed 213 tons and measured 35.03 x 6.60 x 3.45m. Power was a 3 cylinder triple expansion steam engine.
  • Hired by the Admiralty in 1914 as a patrol mine sweeper and given Admiralty Number 592.
  • Mined while sweeping Belfast Lough, with the loss of 6 lives.
  • Reported to have been sold by the Board of Trade to an unknown party.
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 932 - 1997"
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - 0952302713
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Randal Armstrong
Castlereagh SAC (1989)
Tommy Harbinson
Castlereagh SAC (1989)
Vic Foster
Castlereagh SAC (1996)
Michael Hamilton
Castlereagh SAC (1997)
Peter Steel
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
Gordon Leathem B.E.M.
From his private dive notebook (2008)

Belfast Lough Wreck List

Last update - 08-Apr-2008

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