South Co. Antrim Wreck List
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Vessel Type:


Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:5th August 1897Place:The Maidens
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:Irish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:Admiralty Chart No:2198
Hull Material:IronLatitude (approx.):55° 08' 04" North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (approx.):05° 58' 12" West
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No image available.Diving Experience:
Diving Information:
  • Struck a rock on the South group of the Maidens.
  • Launch from Ballylumford at any time.
  • Not yet located
Historical Information:
  • Grossing 383 Tons, she measured 170 ft. long.
  • Departed Ardrossan at 3am on 5th August for Belfast with coal.
  • At 10am, in heavy fog, she ran aground on one of the rocks in the southern group of the Maidens.
  • The 10 crew and Captain Russell abandoned ship so quickly that the Chief Engineer had no time to blow off steam.
  • Eight minutes later the boilers exploded leaving the ship a total loss.
Source Publications:
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Peter Steel
North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)

South Co. Antrim Wreck List

Last update - 15-Jan-2002

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