By boat from Bangor, Groomsport or Whitehead. The wreck lies approx. 2km due north of Bangor.
Car parking, toilets and slipways are available at Bangor, Groomsport marinas (restrictions may apply – contact the harbour master).
Nearest tank filling is DV Diving, Mount Stewart, Newtownards.
- Belfast Lough is busy with commercial and leisure craft.
The wreck lays broken up and widely dispersed on the seafloor with the bow lying in a south-west direction. The seabed is mostly gravel (80%) and bedrock (20%).
Date of loss 20/07/1940. A British merchant steam ship built in 1927 and owned by Pool Shipping Co. (Ropner Ltd.), West Hartlepool. Its voyage was from Rosario to Glasgow carrying grain when it struck a mine off Bangor causing her to founder. 11 lives were lost. The wreck was later dispersed by the Admiralty. (Sources: AWD; WA E158).
Information derived from Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division.
Not yet described!
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency. Send a distress alert followed by ‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ and ‘This is [boat name]’.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here.
- Bangor Harbour Master: 028 9145 3297.
- When navigating within the harbour/marina, use VHF Channel 11.