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S.S. Riverside

Wave Shape

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 type Steam coaster
Owner J Shiels
Registered Belfast
Built by  
Launched 1899
Engines by  
Tonnage 154grt
Status Foundered 24/11/1905

To find out more about this wreck dive site, have a look at SS Riverside wreck dive tour.

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