Series No. 9|
58' 15" North|
56' 30" West|
Lat. & Long.
- see below
scattered plates and decking.
is a large boiler, and a mast sitting at 45 degrees which almost reaches the surface.
water is a must, and high tide makes for easier entry to water.
is via the carpark 0.5 miles north of Ballygalley Hotel.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary salvage steamer and former gun-boat, she was built in 1889
by Scotts of Greenock, and is reputed to have been commanded for a time
by the then future King George V.
grossed 805 tons, measured 50.29 x 9.44m. originally with 6 x four inch guns.
was assigned to the Coastguard in 1906 and became a cable ship in 1915. She was
operating as a salvage ship at the time of loss.
men drowned when she was wrecked during a snowstorm. The rest were rescued by
bell was recovered as recently as August 1993.
by kind permission of Ian Wilson (author of "Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast")
by kind permission of clydebships
Michael Montgomery (Castlereagh SAC)
Index of Ireland"
& Bridget Larn|
Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Ulster Coast"
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
update - 25-Sep-2003