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.
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|Ship type||Steam coaster|
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