The Maidens Wreck List
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Name Unknown
Vessel Type:

Large American Trader

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:March 1798Place:The Maidens
Cause of Loss:Struck rocksBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2198 and/or 2199
Hull Material:WoodLatitude (GPS):54° 57' 03.24" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05° 44' 24.6" West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
No image available.Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
Diving Information:
  • Lies on the North side of Allen Rock in same area as the Smuggling Cutter.
  • Badly broken up.
  • Rarely dived. Artifact still to be found.
  • Dive 30 mins. before High or Low Water at Belfast.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour.
Historical Information:
  • Lost with all hands.
  • No other information available.
Source Publications:
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater CouncilCFT 1999 - ISBN: 09488283025
Other Sources:
Peter Steel
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)

The Maidens Wreck List

Last update - 17-Oct-2000

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