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S.S. Riverside

The S.S. Riverside belonged to Mr J. Shiels of Belfast and was carrying a cargo of coal from Maryport to Strangford Lough. She was heading into a freshening west to northwest wind when she began taking water into the hold.  As the  vessel began to list the crew of six abandoned ship and took to the lifeboats.  Soon after they had seen the vessel founder they were rescued by the Isle of Whithorn lifeboat.

Article from  Wigtown Free Press 30/11/1905

A Photo of the S.S. Loch Etive, a very similar ship to the S.S. Riverside

Photo Courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk

S.S. Riverside 
Ship typeSteam coaster
OwnerJ Shiels
RegisteredBelfast
Built by
Launched1899
Engines by
Propulsion
Tonnage154grt
Length
Beam
Draught
StatusFoundered 24/11/1905

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