The Maidens Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Square Rigger

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:3rd November 1882Place:The Maidens
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:18mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:2mAdmiralty Chart No:2198
Hull Material:IronLatitude (GPS):54° 57' 10.32" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05° 43' 48.9" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies off the East side of Highland Rock to the North of the Maidens.
  • Badly broken up lying in 8 to 18m of water.
  • Dive 30 mins before High or Low Water Belfast.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour at any time.
Historical Information:
  • Commanded by Captain Jens, she was bound Greenock for Rangoon with a cargo of coal when she ran aground on Highland Rock.
  • Built in 1882 by Russell & Co., Glasgow and was owned by P. Denniston of Glasgow.
  • Grossing 1,649 tons and measuring 78.15 x 11.60 x 6.88m she was the largest sailing vessel wrecked on the Co. Antrim coast.
  • No lives were lost.
Source Publications:
 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 - 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:
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)

The Maidens Wreck List

Last update - 12-Mar-2003

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