Series No. 21|
28' 47.7" North|
24' 59.46" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
is still there, sitting upright, but badly broken up.
quite close inshore in Butterlump (local name Ballyfrench Bay.)
at slack water.
1913 by J. Fullerton Ltd, Paisley, for Joseph Fisher & Sons Ltd, Newry, she
measured 168 x 25.5 x 10ft , trials speed 12 knots, grossed 470 tons.
on route from Ayr to Warrenpoint with coal in a snowstorm her cargo shifted while
maneuvering and she capsized.
out of 8 crew drowned.
scrambled into port lifeboat only to be tipped into freezing water.
two who survived were Samuel Hanna and James McShane, who were hauled to safety
by a Belfast collier "Ailsa Craig", which had arrived on the
scene, and later transferred them to the Donaghadee lifeboat, after they witnessed
the "Upas" go down.
McFerran was last seen standing high up on the tilting super-structure beside
one of the useless starboard lifeboats.
by kind permission of Glasgow
University Archive (DC101/1609)
Neal James Armstrong - by permission
Stokes & Liam Dowling|
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
|Lloyd's Register -
Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 1582 - 2000"
|Edward J. Bourke
2000 - ISBN: 0952302721|
of the Ulster Coast"
Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
update - 18-Jan-2005