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Ships of Co. Down

The Shipping Act of 1868 required all vessels used for fishing for profit to be registered.

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There were publications called "Shipping Gazette" & "Lifeboat Journal" published in the 19th century. There is a book called 'Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast' by W. Wilson. Also try www.irishwrecksonline.net

Killough Harbour
Discharging a cargo of coal at Killough Harbour c. 1910 (KCL p 49)

If you're looking for information on ships and captains try the LLoyd's Shipping Register (from 1764) & Lloyd's List (from 1741) & Lloyd's Captain's List (much later) at your local library. Also try the local newspapers as they carried shipping news and the Belfast Newsletter indexes on http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/

Name of the ship Information Reference
Aber a passenger steamer on Donaghadee to Portpatrick run, collision with Prussian Royal Mail steamer, one passenger lost 2 Sep 1871 NI
Aberystwith a steamer of 65 tons; built 1861, Gainsborough of iron ; regd. Aberystwith ; 27 Jun 1878 Llanelli to Londonderry with coal, in light breexe; wrecked Skullmartin Reef off Ballywalter ; crew (7) saved BoTWR/ MB
Action owned by John Law of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p136
Adelaide a schooner of 86 tons; built Aberdeen in 1830; regd. Belfast; owned by Alexander McMillan of Portaferry in 1877 MB/ MNL
Adler a German barque of 471 tons; regd. Elsfleth; 14 Jan 1877 West Indies to Greenock via Cobh with sugar, wind SxE f6 ; wrecked at Kearny Point, crew (14)saved; reported 20 Jan 1877 BoTWR/MB DR
Admiral Henry Meynell a sailing vessel with oars; first lifeboat in Ballywalter in 1866 SBTS p22
Adventurer a boat out of Ghaist Hole, Comber; owned by Robbie Fisher of Killinchy St, Comber c. 1930 TOOC p95
Agamemmnon a large steamer of 4460 tons ; belonged to Ocean Steamship Co. Liverpool UK; went ashore at Cloughey Bay 30 Jul 1910 during dense fog & struck North Rock ; the crew (35 of whom were Chinese) were safe JUAHS 2011 p31
Aid wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1834 LM 2000 p26
Aigh a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926; owned by Alex Adair of Portavogie SSM p76
Alarm a frigate with Capt Robertson at the helm; chased smugglers near Mourne coast 19 Mar 1793 HOTC p143
Alarm a smack of 25 tons; built Devon in 1840; regd. Belfast; owned by John Monk of Donaghadee in 1877 MB/ MNL
Albatross a fishing boat of 15 tons ; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by T McVeigh SSM p118
Albert wrecked in Dundrum Bay 17 Aug 1839 DR
Albert Edward a ketch of 70 tons; built Grimsby in 1873; regd. Belfast;owned by Capt. William Coffey of Portavogie 1920-1923 when lost near Drummore MB
Albion schooner of 48 tons; built 1853 in Hopewell, New Brunswick ; regd. Belfast; 3 Mar 1881 Holyhead to Carlingford with manure, wind SE f9, lost Annalong; crew (3) saved BoTWR/ MB
Alder a Newry collier of 341 tons to Liverpool UK ; owned by Joseph Fisher & Sons, Newry; wrecked off Greencastle 13 Apr 1937 in collision ; 6 dead in cluding Capt. Robert Campbell & wife Kate; click here for Leslie Campbell's account of the tragedy DR; BN5/4/1937*; MO 4/4/2007*; MB
Alert plying between London & Newry; carrying wine & groceries 8 Apr 1813 NCT
Alexander plying to New York to Newcastle run; lying at Warrenpoint, commander Alex Coffin 27 Feb 1794 NS
Alexander a brig of 169 tons; owned by Rennie; master was Capt R. Lyon; built 1819 , New Carlisle; sailing between Greenock, Scotland, Belfast & Prince Edward Island Lloyd's Register
Alexander a fishing boat of 18 tons & 38ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by McDowell, Gordon & Gibney; skipper S. Gordon SSM p118
Alexander a fishing boat ; regd. Belfast ; skipper Bernard O'Prey rescued near Killough 12 Mar 1892 Irish World & American Industrial Liberator NY
Alexandria a steamer out of Donaghadee in 1870s, wrecked with 8 people drowned 3 Feb 1877 NC
Alfred a schooner of 43 tons; built 1815 in Whitton, Cheshire; owned by H.R. Miller of Portaferry; regd. Belfast; 28 Feb 1882 Irvine to Donaghadee with coal, wind E f6, lost at entrance to Larne Lough; Capt. J. Vance & his 2 crew saved BoTWR/ MB
Alma a schooner of 73 tons; built 1855 in Granville, Nova Scota; regd. Wexford; 5 Jan 1882 Glasgow to Wexford with coal, sank about 10 mile south od South Rock Lighthouse, Slanes following collision with schooner Rambler of Newry BoTWR/ MB
Alpha a schooner of 49 tons ; built in Kilkeel by Paynter in 1879; 75ft; regd. Newry; owned by Samuel Shannon of Kilkeel in 1877 ; took potatoes to UK ports; c. 1910; photo available SSM p47,81,188; MB/MNL
Alphonsine a schooner of 86 tons; built Quebec in 1874; regd. Belfast; owned by Nathaniel Hunter of Ardglass in 1877 MB/ MNL
Alskling a gaff sutter, owned by a Belfast man; caught fire in Strangford Lough Jul 1967 at the Regatta Inv 2012 p22
Amanda a barque of 310 tons;regd. Sandefjord, Norway; 26 Jun 1881 Garston (Lancs) to Cronstadt (Russia) with salt; wind WNW f2, lost on North Rock Cloghy Bay; crew (9) saved BoTWR/ MB
Amazon a privateer; sailed from Portaferry to assist in subduing the French and Spanish & collect booty; under Capt. Colville; caught in a storm in Ballyholme Bay & wrecked 1789; all lost SSSCP
Amber captured & sunk by bombs in Ballyhalbert Bay during 1st World War JUAHS 2012 p24
Amber Witch a ketch of 30 tons; built Dublin in 1861 ; regd. Dublin; owned by W.C. Douglas of Rostrevor in 1877 MB/ MNL
Amelia Jane a fishing boat; built 1882; regd. Newry c. 1914; out of Kilkeel; owners & skippers by J McKnight & McKee; formerly SS Theophilis; went to Balbriggan in 1920 SSM p120
Amelia & Jane a schooner of 63/50 tons; built 1874 in Jersey; regd. Guernsey ;motorised 1922 owned by James McKee of Kilkeel, William McBurney of Annalong and a Waterdord man 1923 until lost by fire Mull of Galloway 24 Jan 1927 MB
Amethyst a yacht; skippered by Mr. J. M Andrews ; retired in 16-20ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Amphitrite a schooner of 73/63 tons; built 1859 in Preston ; regd. Preston ;owned by Mrs. Elizabeth McVeigh of Kilkeel 1872 until lost off Kilkeel pier in ballast 24 Apr 1911, 3 crew saved MB
Ancilla beached at Burial Island 3 Jan 1874 NC
Andrew Nugent 164 tons & 2 masts , 76 ft long, 22 ft breadth & 14 ft depth; launched from Thomas Gelston's shipyard, Portaferry ; with Capt. Hugh Crangle of Tara, often sailed from Sligo to Quebec ; lost on journey from Sliugo to London UK in 1826 SSSCP
Andrew Savage a brig of 122 tons; launced from Thomas G;lston's shipyard in Portaferry in 1811; wrecked off Whitehorn Iskland on Beflast to Liverpool UK run Dec 1823 SSSCP p 16
Ann wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1807 LM 2000 p26
Ann a schooner of 75 tons; built 1844 in Leith; owned in 1878 by Owen Grant of Newry with M. Hunter of Newry taking the loss; 12 May 1886 at achor & in ballast at Greystones Co. Wicklow, in E f8 gale, dragged anchor & went on shore & lost; Capt. J. Maginn & crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Anna a schooner; wrecked during violent storm on Strangford coast 12 Oct 1844; auction of hull 19 Oct 1844 DR
Annabro screw steamer; owned by Mr Murland; helped with stranded vessel Fortune 1855 on Dundrum Bay DR* 26 May 1855
Anna Catherine a German ship; on passage from Wales to Sweden with quarry stone 5 Apr 1977; went aground close to Kearney Point JUAHS 2012 p26
Anna Lindsley a brigantine of 214/193 tons; built New Brunswick 1868; regd. Dublin ;owned by Patrick Cabpbell of Bangor 1876-1900 when sunk in Larne Harbour & used for breakwater MB
Anne a schooner; wrecked during violent storm on Strangford coast 12 Oct 1844 DR
Anne Eline/
Hanney Ewlline
a schooner of 242 tons; regd. Denmark; 4 Jan 1884 Brake (Germany) to Belfast with empty bottles, wind SE f6, wrecked Ringfad Point, crew (8) saved; reported in newspaper- ashore at Ringfad near Ardglass 5 Jan 1884 BoTWR/MB; DR
Annie a fishing boat of 15 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by W.Gordon SSM p119
Annie a ketch of 20 tons; owned by H. Adair of Portavogie; regd. Belfast; 5 Oct 1886 Ayr to Ballantrae with coal, winds SE f7, sank about 3 mile north of Loch Ryan, Ayrshire BoTWR/MB
Annie a Strangford Lough cruiser ; skippered by Mr. J. Magill ; came 2nd place at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Ann Knox a steamer then engine removed 1874 then a schooner of 50 tons; built Glasgow in 1856; regd. Glasgow; owned by William Beattie of Newcastle in 1877then R. Skillen of Kilkeel; at anchor off Kilkeel, took fire & lost 4 Sep 1896 MB/ MNL
Ann Lovitt a brigantine of 113 tons; built 1859 at Meteghan, Nova Scotia; owned by S. N. Robinson of Dublin; regd. Dublin; 26 Nov 1877 Whitehaven to Dublin with coal, wind S f8, lost o n Mew Island, one man lost & 5 saved; newspaper report- disaster at Donaghadee, one man drowned 12 Dec 1877 BoTWR/MB; NC
Anne Semple a schooner out of Liverpool UK; letter from master 3 Feb 1877 DR
Annie Ada wrecked 27 Dec 1890 NC
Annsboro a screw steamer; notice 26 May 1855; a notice 4 Oct 1856; plying between Dundrum & Whitehaven, notice & timetable 12 May 1860 DR
Antelope a cutter of 26 tons; built Cork in 1859; regd. Cork; owned by Robert R. Tuthill of Newry in 1877 MB/ MNL
Antrim a steam ship owned by Antrim Iron Ore Co; left Newport carrying coal but failed to reach Belfast 25 Apr 1902; Capt. Inkerman Brown & Bangor & crew of 12 presumed drowned BET
Arantzazu Mindi a Spanish steamer ; ran ground on Butter Pladdy near Portaferry in a gale 24 Jun 1939, three lifeboats full of ore rescued from ship's hold DR*
Archibald Finnie wrecked off Cloughey with lives lost 29 Jul 1893 NC
Arctic a schooner of 59 tons; built 1851 in Hopewell, New Brunswick; regd. Belfast; owned by James Mahood of Portavogie or W. Walker of Maryport; 3 Jan 1877 Birkenhead to Portaferry with general cargo, wind ESE f10, off Ben Derrick Bay, Strangford, crew (4) saved BoTWR /MB
Arethusa

a nickey fishing boat of 31 tons & 45ft; built 1872; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Kilkeel; owned by J &FR Russell & J Curran; skippers P Collins, J Collins, P Cousins, T Newell; sold 1931

SSM p120,192
Argo a schooner of 65 tons; built 1843 in Pwllheli; regd. Caernarfon; 9 Dec 1883 Portdinorwic to Glasgow with slates , wind SW f7, lost one & half miles SE of Ballywalter, crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Ark a fishing boat of 25 tons ; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Cranfield; owned by J. Flannagan & J. Doyle SSM p118
Armyne a yacht out of Strangford in 1920s; photo available LM 1987 p22-23
Astarte an iron barque of 909 tons; built 1877 in Glasgow; regd. London; 3 Feb 1881 Dublin to Glasgow in ballast, in S f4 wind , lost near Ardglass, crew (14) saved; reported stranded on Ringfad Point near Killough 5 Feb 1881 BoTWR/MB; DR
Asteroid a schooner of 70 tons; built Prince Edward Island in 1875 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Thomas Shaw of Kircubbin in 1877 MB/ MNL
Atlantic a lugger of 17 tons; built St. Ives in 1872 ; regd. St. Ives; owned by James Curragh of Kilkeel in 1877 MB/ MNL
Atlantic steam ship; wrecked in Nova Scotia with 750 lives lost 5 Apr 1873 DR
Augustus steam ship; ashore in Ballyhalbert Bay 24 May 1879 NC
Aulini Sinai a French brig; wrecked in Dundrum Bay 25 Nov 1876 (see under Sinai) DR
Aurora owned by Thomas Gelston of Portaferry; scuttled off west coast of Ireland by her master & mate c. 1815 SSSCP p 15
Auspicious wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1814 LM 2000 p26
Ayrshire steam ship; wrecked/stranded with loss of life on Ballyquinton Point 11 Apr 1885 DR; NC
Azur

a ketch of 44/35 tons; built 1871 in Jersey;regd. Belfast ; out of Belfast to Portferry; needed lifeboat assistance in Cloghey Bay 16 Aug 1911; sold to Pembroke dock owner ; vessel demolished 19 Nov 1930

DR*
Bachelor a fishing boat; owned by Harry Faulett of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Ballinbreach Castle a schooner; ashore on Kearney Point 22 Sep 1883 DR
Bangor Castle fast paddle steamer; built for blockade running in American civil war then ran out of Bangor by Moore Bros; misconduct on board 31 May 1884; photo available Bangor p28,29; NC
Barbara a schooner of 73 tons; built Borrowstoness in 1786 ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Forsyth of Downpatrick in 1877 MB/ MNL
Barbara wrecked & loss of life at Cloughey Bay 28 Jan 1860 DR
Barbara Campbell a barque; found floating near South Rock after a collision 26 Sep 1863 DR
Barclay a schooner of 90 tons; built 1863 Montrose;regd. Goole; 27 Feb 1886 London to Ayr with Manure, wind SE f7, stranded near Smith's Rock, Dundrum Bay, crew & 2 passengers saved; newspaper report- wrecked in Dundrum Bay; gallant rescue by Tyrella lifeboat 6 Mar 1886 BoTWR/MB; DR
Barshaw steam ship; plied the waters around Killough; photo of Capt Charles Walsh & crew available KCL p 27
Beagle a brigantine of 87 tons; built 1854 in Apple River Nova Scotia; owned Carrickfergus; regd. Douglas; 6 Feb 1883 Maryport to Londonderry with coal, wind SxE f10, lost Ballyhornan Bay, one man drowned; newspaper report-; a shore 10 Feb 1883 BoTWR/BC;DR
Bebington a barque of 884 tons; built of iron Belfast in 1859 ; 183x 33 x 20 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Charles Neill of Bangor in 1877 MB/ MNL
Bee wrecked near Annalong 23 Dec 1848 DR
Beechfield a steamboat; traded in Dublin & Kilkeel c. 1930 SSM p185
Beechgrove a 1200 ton steamer ; out of Glasgow; wrecked at Glasdrumman 15 Jan 1905;17 saved by lifeboat crew SSM p134; MB
Bee Hive a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926; owned by George Smyth SSM p76
Bella a fishing smack out of Campbelltown; wrecked on Canon Rock, Kearny 1 Oct 1887 NC
Belle plying between Oporto & Newry; carrying wines 8 Jan 1828 NCT
Bellewood a brigantine of 112 tons; built Prince Edward Island in 1877 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Charles Neill of Bangor in 1877; 88 x 23 x 10 MB/ MNL
Bellona driven ashore at Newcastle 14 Nov 1835; wrecked with loss of life in Dundrum Bay 18 & 25 Jan 1862; merit award 29 Mar 1862; lecture by Mr. J. McIlroy 8,15 & 22 Nov 1862 NH ; DR
Belt a schooner of 61 tons; built Cornwallis in 1851 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Joseph Fisher of Newry in 1877 & J.A. Hunter of Newry in 1889; carrying coals Liverpool- Newry, struck Holyhead Breakwater & became a wreck 8 Oct 1889 MB/ MNL/ BoT
Bengullion a fishing vessel/ schooner of 82/66 tons; built Carrickfergus 1877;regd. Dumfries ; owned by James & Samuel Campbell of Annalong & 4 other locals 1892- 1928 ; out of Annalong; c. 1910; went missing in 1928 on trip to Liverpool with coal SSM p9,105; MB
Ben- Machree a steamer; plying between Isle of Man & Ardglass 23 Jun 1855 DR
Ben May a coastal steamer; owned by Mr. William Trohear of Dundrum; from Workington, Cumberland UK with coal bound for Ballydornan near Strangford; wrecked off the Mull of Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland, 15 Nov 1938; all crew saved , Capt. James McBurney of Annalong Irish Times
Ben Vooar a coastal steamer that served Strangford Lough in 1871 ; photo available Inv 2009 p49
Bernard out of Killough in 1738 LM 1996 p8
Bertha a brigantine of 99 tons; built 1859 in Bayonne ,France; 82 x 22 x10; owned by J. Bunt pf Newquay, Cornwall; 22 Oct 1885, Carrickfergus to Ramsgate with granite, wind ENE f5, lost Annalong BoTWR/MB
Berwick Packet wrecked in Donaghadee 17 Jun 1871 DR
Bess ship of 500 tons; property of George Mathews of Springvale & Capt. John Downey of Portaferry ; launced 6 Apr 1802 with Capt. Edward Conway - master SSSCP
Bessie a schooner of 53/44 tons; built 1861 in Cheshire ; regd. Belfast;owned by Capt. Archibald Nickle pf Magheramourne 1895 until foundered off Girvan 17 Jul 1915 running coals Troon to Stranraer MB
Betsy a schooner of 54 tons; built 1819 in Northwich ; owned by Thomas Shaw of Kircubbin; 23 Jan 1875 Ayr to Douglas with coal, SW f4 gale, lost at entrance to Romsey Harbour BoTWR/ MB
Betty a smuggler 's ship running off Portaferry coastline c. 1800 FSFD p41
Betty a schooner; master Killen; carrying coals from Liverpool; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 KCL p 26
Betty Jane a fishing boat, owned by John Lawes of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Betty & Molly master Blair; arrived Belfast with ashes 31 Oct 1789 BN
Bezora a sloop; built at Quoile Quay, launched 19 Jul 1851 DR
Black Snake a privateer schooner with Alexander Fulls as commander; advertised for seaman in 1780 for Warrenpoint to USA run HOTC p119
Blanche a brigantine of 155 tons; built 1859 in Truro, Nove scotia; owned by E. Enright of Limerick ; regd. Limerick; 24 Dec 1877 Troon to Limerick with coal, wind WNW f10, lost at Ballyhalbert, crew (5) saved BoTWR/MB
Bloom a schooner; lost off St. John's Point 23 Oct 1838; on route from Bangor to North Wales LM 2002 p 34
Blossom a schooner of 46 tons; built 1824 in Swansea; registered Bridgwater ; Maryport to Portaferry with coal 2 Aug 1874; wrecked on Hems Rocks, Cloghy Bay, crew (3) saved; owned by Hugh Brown of Portaferry BoTWR/MB
Boaz a smack of 36 tons; built 1842 Nevin; owned by J. Evans Caenarfon; 9 Apr 1877 Glasgow to Dundalk with coal, in SE f7 gale, wrecked half mile south of Roddans Coastguard Station, crew of 3 with two lost ; reported 14 Apr 1877; thanks to Miss Clinghan of Ballywalter for helping to save lives 12 May 1877 BoTWR/MB; NC
Bonnie Ann a fishing boat of 25 tons & 45ft;built 1928; regd. Newry c. 1930; out of Kilkeel; owned by T. Campbell ; skipper C. Cassidy; transfered Belfast 1946 SSM p120
Boston a schooner of 59 tons; built 1853 in St. Martins, New Brunswick; owned by John Cull of Rostrevor; regd. Newry; 3 Mar 1880 Liverpool to Rostrevor with coal, lost on Burbo Bank off entrance to River Mersey; Capt. Hanretty & crew (2) saved BoTWR/MB
Boy Alexx a fishing boat of 24 tons & 45ft; built 1935; regd. Newry c. 1935; out of Kilkeel; owned by TJ. Newell; sold Dublin 1948 SSM p120
Bransty a brigantine of 80 tons; built 1832 in Whitehaven; regd. Whitehaven; 7 Feb 1881, Newry to Penarth with oats in f9 gale, lost off Tyrella, crew (4) saved; reported lost at Tyrella 12 Feb 1881 BoTWrR/MB; DR
Breege sailing ship of 77 tons ; taking granite to Liverpool ; visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Britannia wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1810 LM 2000 p26
Brittania at Royal Ulster Yacht Club, Bangor Gala, a duel with Vigilant 21 Jul 1894 NC
Britton a brigantine of 75 tons; built 1838 in Maryport; regd. Whitehaven; 13 Feb 1882 Kircubbin to Whitehaven with hay, wind SW f10, lost in collision near Maryport Pier with steam tug Florence of Maryport ; owner & master Capt. J. Gaw & 3 crew all drowned; reported wrecked at Maryport, 4 Ards men lost 18 Feb 1882 BoTWR/MB; NC
Brothers a sloop of 35 tons; built Glenharne in 1828; regd. Newry ; owned by Bernard Doran of Ardglass in 1877; master A. Hill; carrying coals from Whitehaven; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 MB/ MNL; KCL p 26;SSM p112
Broughty Castle a schooner of 59 tons; built Berwick in 1850 ; regd. Londonderry; owned by Samuel Wilson of Portaferry in 1877; sold to Plymouth 1897; carrying china clay & arsenic Plymouth- Hull, seeking shelter in Lowestoft Roads from gales & in collision with ketch Spartan of Dundee & foundered, crew saved MB/ MNL
Bruce a schooner of 42 tons; built Girvan in 1848 ; regd. Belfast; owned by William Gibson of Ballywalter in 1877 MB/ MNL
Buckingham 400 ton armed revenue cutter; under command of Capt.Hopkins; on standby during United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798 MOAp187
Busy a brigantine of 139 tons; built Lunenburg in 1857 ; regd. Plymouth ; owned by William Pollock of Ballymacarrett in 187793x24x11; carrying phosphates St. Valery (France) -Liverpool & in a storm, dragged from her anchors onto Holyhead breakwater & lost, crew saved MB/ MNL/BoT
Busy Bee schooner of 83/59 tons; built 1864 in Portsmouth;regd. Portsmouth; ; carried 130 tons of granite from Annalong to UK & Europe c. 1880;photo available; owned by John & Alexander Gordon of Annalong 1864 until lost 14 Jan 1922 SSM p46,73, 186; MB
Caesar from Greenock, Scotland, struck Skull Martin Rock off Ballywalter 21 Oct 1813, all crew saved but 5 rescuers drowned SBTS p16,43
Cairngorm disaster at Donaghadee, one man lost 1 Dec 1877 NC
Caledonia out of Wexford; wrecked on Briggs Rocks near Groomsport 25 Feb 1899 NC
Calliope wrecked at Ballywalter 22 Feb 1862 DR
Cambria steamship; built by Robert Duncan & Co in Glasgow in 1869 for British Anchor Line; 2141 gross ton; sailing from Glasgow to Moville & New York; wrecked in a storn on Inishtrahull Island 19 Oct 1870; only one survivor; some crew from Northern Ireland PE
Cambrian Packet a smack of 38 tons; built Milford in 1821 ; regd. Newry ; owned by Alexander Robinson of Annalong in 1877 MB/ MNL
Cambridge a brigantine of 121 tons; built Cambridge in 1864 ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Neill of Bangor in 1877; 95x25x10; sold to D. McDonald,Inverness 1903 then sold to Edinburgh for use as a coal barge Aug 1912 & broken up early 1918 MB/ MNL
Camel a brigantine of 65 tons; built Bristol 1825; owned by Charles Neill of Bangor; regd. Belfast; 7 Nov 1882 Maryport to Bangor with coal, wind SSE f9, lost on Ross Bar, Kirkcudbright whilst seeking shelter; Capt. G. Sloan & 3 crew saved BoTWR/ MB
Cannebiere a barque ; out of Marseille ; 10 crew save off Newcastle 15 Mar 1905 SSM p136, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Canton 800 tons; master was Hugh Makee; arrived in Warrenpoint 22 May 1792 from Kinsale and advertised for passengers to New York, Newcastle & Philadelphia HOTC p145
Carioca a barque; perilous position, Groomsport lifeboat 27 Dec 1862; salvage 17 Jan 1863 DR
Caroline a schooner of 187 tons; built Cleveland USA in 1848 ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Neill of Bangor in 1877; 118x25x9; carrying bagged grain Belfast-Irvine, lost in storm on Irvine Bar 1895, crew saved MB/ MNL/ BoT
Castlemaine a ship of 1361 tons; built 1867 in Carleton, News Brunswick; regd. Liverpool; 3 Mar 1881 Rangoon to Clyde with teak, rice etc; wind SE f10, lost Ballyhalbert Bay, crew (25 )saved; reported disaster at Ballyhalbert, 25 men rescued by gallant conduct of lifeboat crew 12 Mar 1881 BoTWR/MB; NC
Castor wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1804 LM 2000 p26
Catherina a smack of 43 tons; built 1859 in Penmaenpol ; regd. Caernarfon; owned by John Orr of Moneydarragh in 1877; 55x17x8; carrying salt Cheshire to Kilkeel, stranded in a storm & lost near Walney Island 16 Jun 1897, 3 crew saved MNL/ MB
Catherine a smack; wrecked in Dundrum Bay 16 Nov 1825; 4 crew rescued by Rossglass Lifeboat LM 2000 p26; LES p1
Catherine a schooner; lost at sea on voyage from Whitehaven UK to Portaferry ; all crew lost including Henry Brown of Portaferry 9 Jun 1847 MIs
Catherine Corrigan wrecked with loss of crew 28 Jan 1854 DR
Cecilia a fishing smack; scuffle & loss of a man overboard at Ardglass 31 Jul 1875 DR
Ceres wrecked at the Maidens 23 Nov 1872 NI
Chance a ketch of 24 tons; built 1865 in Isle of Man ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Clint of Ballyhalbert in 1877 MNL/ MB
Chance a smack of 24/20 tons; built 1868 Isle of Man;regd. Ayr ; owned by Capt. David Hastings of Cloughy 1904 until broken up in a gale at Kircubbin 19 Mar 1907 MB
Charles Humberson attempted rescue of stranded vessel at Tyrella 29 Jul 1854 DR
Charlott arrived at Donaghadee with the mail 20 Feb 1788; Comber nursery lost garden seeds on board 9 Mar 1793 BN; NS
Charlotte a sloop; wrecked at Tyrella, all hands lost 14 Nov 1835 NH
Charlotte a Dutch schooner; ashore at Rossglass 31 Mar 1866 DR
Charlotte a brigantine of 75 tons; built 1844 Prince Edward Island; owned by Hugh Brown, Portaferry; regd. Belfast; 28 Nov 1878 Portaferry to Newport (south Wales) with potatoes; lost in collision with steamer 'Sea Flower; near the Mumbles Lighthouse, Bristol Channel. crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Charlotte a fishing boat of 15 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by W. Gordon SSM p119
Charrington a fishing boat of 25 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Annalong SSM p119
Cherokee a schooner of 77 tons; built 1865 in New Brunswick ; regd. Newry ; owned by John McCann of Castlewellan in 1877; sold by 1891 to Lough Larne; on Larne to Glasgow with lime & seeking shelter from heavy gale, lost in Lough Ryan, 3 crew saved MNL/ MB
Cherub 1st class brig; British built; ; commander was Joseph Selkirk; sailed from Strangford with passengers for Quebec c. 1832 LR 2009 p67
Cheshire Witch a schooner of 85 tons; built 1837 in Maryport; regd. Belfast; owned by J. Stitt of Belfast; 9 Sep 1875 on Maryport to Belfast with coal, in a calm but swept by tides into south end of Large Copeland Island ; wrecked on Copeland Islands , Donaghadee man missing 17 Jul 1875 BoTWR/MB; NC
Chester wrecked at Kearney 15 Dec 1849 DR
Chieftain wrecked at Newcastle 4 Dec 1852 DR
Children's Friend a fishing boat; built 1898; regd. Newry c. 1930; out of Kilkeel; owned by T. Edgar, J. Ferguson later J. McKee; skipper T. Edgar; sold 1942 SSM p120
Christiana for sale at Strangford 7 Nov 1857 DR
Christina Ferguson a yawl of 46 tons; built 1867 in Lanarshire; regd. Fleetwood ; owned by George Gordon of Mullarton in 1877; took general cargo into Annalong 21 Apr 1901 ; taking balast Greer's Quay to Annalong 17 Jan 1908 & driven on shore in a gale near Annalong & wrecked MNL/ BoT/ MB; SSM p192
Christina Shearer a ketch of 54/47 tons; built 1872 in Ardrossan ;regd. Irvine ; owned by Capt. William McBurney of Annalong 1901 until collided with lightship Sirius & foundered in River Mersey 22 Sep 1914, 3 crew saved , on route Annalong to Liverpool with granite setts MB
Cissie a nobby fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1915; out of Kilkeel; skipper W Ballance; ceased fishing 1923 SSM p120,192
City of Lahore 6 tugs floated the damaged ship off the rocks at Kearney Point, Ards 10 Feb 1912; cargo saved; taken to Belfast for repairs JUAHS 2012 p33-34
City of Lucknow an East Indiaman; wrecked in gale in Bangor Bay 16 Feb 1861; raising of the ship 15 Jun 1861 DR
City of Venice struck North Rock 21 Apr 1877 NC
Clanrye a steamer of 115 tons; built 1884 in Belfast by Workman & Clark; 138 x 20 x10; regd. Newry; owned by Newry Steamship Co. Ltd; 8 Mar 1886 Swansea to Newry with coal, crew of 9 never seen again BoTWR/MB
Clara a schooner of 141 tons; built 1851 in Cape George, ova Scotia; owned & regd. Belfast; 6 Feb 1883 Maryport to Belfast with coal, wind S f9, lost on McCammon Rock; 5 crew lost & one saved;newspaper report-wrecked at Portavogie & entire crew drowned 10 Feb 1883 BoTWR/MB;DR; NC
Clara a brigantine of 123/99 tons; built 1871 in Halte, Germany ; regd. Belfast;owned by Alexander McClurg of Killyleagh 1891 until in collision with 'Margaret Jane' at Workington; sold to Maryport for use as a lighter May 1901 MB
Clipper master was Bernard Hughes of Ardglass, letter 22 Oct 1853 DR
Cloughmore SS out of Newry; sank in Lough Swilly when cargo shifted in 1902 DR9/2/1924R
C.M. Reynolds a brigantine of 144 tons; built Lepreaux in 1864 ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Neill of Bangor in 1877; 100x26x11 MB/ MNL
Coeur de Lion going from Liverpool UK to Montreal Canada; wrecked on Dundrum coast 11 Sep 1837 with 7 lives lost (reported 16, 23 Sep 1837); goods from wreck sold at Killough 4 Nov 1837; 25 of the crew rescued by local lifeboat crew; copy of a painting of the sinking available DR; KCL p 92; LM 2002 p 32; SSM p134; LM 2000 p26-34; LES p1
Colleen a yacht; skippered by Mr. J.E. Winter ; came 5th in 16-20ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Collins wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1820 LM 2000 p26
Colworth of London; sailed from Belfast under Capt. Gelston of Portafery 1789 BN
Commodore plying between London & Newry; carrying seeds & timber 5 Apr 1813 NCT
Concord plying between London & Newry; carrying seed 7 Feb 1828 NCT
Connemarra cargo steamer for London & North Western Railway; 1197 tons; sunk in collision off Greencastle during gale with 'SS Retriever' 3 Nov 1916; photo available SSM p38 ; DN v2 issue 2 2008 p3-7; JMLSG 2010 p70
Conquest renamed Ocean Star a fishing boat; built 1895; regd. Newry c. 1907; out of Kilkeel; owned by B. McAnulty & T Acton then J Lenaghan of Newcastle then PJ Murphy of Kilkeel; 18 tons; broken up 1920 SSM p119
Copius out of Preston; wrecked at Ballyquinton 11 Jun 1887 NC
Corinth a steamer of 182 tons; built Wallsend, Tyne; 135 x 21 x 11; regd. Cardiff ; 8 Apr 1878 Neath to Belfast with coal; wind SE f8, lost on Brigg's Reef off Groomsport; crew (10) saved BoTWR/ MB
Cornelia a yacht belonging to Lord Londonderry; moored in Bangor Bay 24 Jul 1875 NC
Cornish Trader out of Falmouth; carry potatoes to Newcastle; damaged stern 2 Mar 1928 DR
Costanza an Italian steamer wrecked on McCammon Rocks 22 Dec 1905 JUAHS 2012 p22
Countess Roden owned by James Roney of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p136
County of Anglesea a ketch of 24 tons; built 1877 in Kilkeel by Paynter; regd. Beaumaris/Carnarfon ; owned by Hugh Jones then W. Roberts of Caernarfon in 1877 - 1909 until broken up 15 May 1922 MNL/MB
Craigrownie a steamer of 575 tons; buuilt 1880 in Leith; regd. Glasgow; 13 Dec 1881 Bilbao (north Spain to Troon with iron ore, wind SSW f2, lost on North Rock, Cloghy, crew (17)saved;reported- wrecked at Cloghey Bay 17 Dec 1881 BoTWR/MB;NC
Crescent a brigantine of 116 tons; built 1868 in Nova Scotia ; regd. Newry ; owned by John McCann of Castlewellan in 1877; 86x23x10 MNL/ MB
Crimea a schooner of 49 tons; built 1855 in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia; owned by Charles Russell of Killough with E. Kelly of Ardglass taking the loss;regd. Belfast; 25 Jan 1883 Kilkeel to Carmarthen with potatoes, wind W f4, lost near Kilkeel Harbour; Capt. J. Burns & crew (3) saved; newspaper reports- ashore at Killough 26 Nov 1881; ashore at Kilkeel 3 Feb 1883 BoTWR/MB; DR
Croisset French barque of Rouen; wrecked off Kearney Point 13 Nov 1908 LR 2004 p87; JUAHS 2012 p21
Cruiser a smack of 41 tons; built 1843 in Isle of Man ; regd. Douglas ; owned by William McCappin of Ballyesborough in 1877 MNL/ MB
C.S. Parnell a schooner; built 1882 at Peterhead; motorised 1927;regd. Newry; owned by James McConnell (major shareholder) & Charles McBurney of Annalong 1927- 6 Jan 1928 destroyed by fire in Clew Bay Co. Mayo MB
Cuer steam ship out of Chester, carrying 200 tons of coal from Burghfort to Portaferry; wrekced off St. John's Point; crew saved; attended by local lifboat crew 2 Aug 1906 KCL p 94
Cumbrian a brigantine of 148 tons; registered Whitehaven ; from Whitehaven to Dublin with coal 3 Jul 1874; in SW f8 gale, lost on Pladdy Lug Bar, Strangford Lough BoTWR/MB
Cuyuni a barque of 491 tons ; built 1856 Port Glasgow; regd. Glasgow; 30 Sep 1883 Glasgow to Demerera with general cargo, wind NE f4, lost on Skullmartin Reef, crew saved BoTWR/MB
Cygnet a brigantine of 118 tons; built 1853 Newport Nova Scotia; regd. Carlisle ; 13 Apr 1878, Silloth to Dundalk with coal; in SE f8 gale, wrecked near Tyrella Coastguard Station , crew (4) saved BoTWR/ MB
Cyprus a nickey fishing / saling boat; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel; 35tons; 47ft; owned by E Gordon & C Cassidy; skipper Charles Cassidy; submarined by Germans 30 May 1918 SSM p120,192; MO 18//6/08 p27; JMLSG 2010 p10
Dale a brig out of Maryport ; knocked to pieces at Killlough; all hands lost 14 Nov 1835 NH; KCL p 27
Darkie Savage sailed from Strangford Lough to New York c. 1780 DR 23/4/67R
Dart a revenue cutter; skipperd by Capt. Nelson of Portaferry c. 1800; lost off Ballyquinton Point FSFD p41
Dasher a smack; master McCartan; carrying coals from Liverpool; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 KCL p 26
Dauntless a nobby fishing boat of 42 ft; out of Portavogie; owned by Cully family c. 1900; photo available DR* 3/11/1926 & 25/2/2009
Dawn a fishing boat of 18 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Kilkeel; owned by A & H Morgan SSM p119
Daybreak a steamer; loaded with maize; torpedoed during 1st World War 24 Dec 1917 one mile east of South Rock lightship , 21 lost JUAHS 2012 p24
Day Star ketch of 46/34 tons; built 1883 in Grimsby UK;regd. Belfast; owned by Ewart Gibson of Ballywalter & John Martin of Portavogie 1907 until it foundered in Kirkudbright Bay carrying coals 7 Oct 1918; crew saved by RNLI MB
Deddinton 2 masted schooner; out of Hull; in difficulties off Ballykinlar 5 Mar 1917 SSM p138
Defiance a schooner of 74 tons; built 1857 Prince Edward Island; owned by Robert Dunn of Bangor; 81 x 19 x 9; regd. Belfast; 10 Dec 1880 Donaghadee to Irvine with beans, in wind NNW f9, wrecked at Irvine; Capt. Carlisle & crew (3) saved BoTWR/ MB
Delafore wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1831 LM 2000 p26
Derrymore captured & sunk by bombs in Ballyhalbert Bay during 1st World War JUAHS 2012 p24
Diamond ashore at Ballyferris 26 Feb 1881 NC
Diadem a schooner of 77 tons; built 1839 in Whitehaven; regd. Whitehaven; owner & master H. McKee of Quoile; 68 x19 x10; 9 Oct 1883 Drogheda to Harrington in ballast, wind SSW f4, lost one & half miles of Peel, Isle of Man, crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Diana a brigantine of 99 tons; built 1852 Prince Edward Island; regd. Belfast;owned by Henry Rowan Miller of Portaferry with J. Moore of Portaferry taking the loss; 12 Feb 1883 Dublin to Maryport in ballast, winds in SSE f10, lost outside Maryport Harbour; Capt. R. Gibson & crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Diligence wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1835 LM 2000 p26
Diligent a schooner of 56 tons; regd. Caernarfon ; built 1840 Dysart; owned by E. Edwards of Barmouth; 5 Dec 1877, Bridgwater to Belfast with bricks, wind S f3, wrecked Cloght, crew (3) drowned BoTWR/ MB
Dispatch a oak built schooner of Portaferry, auction 10 May 1845 DR
Doctor a schooner of 85 tons; built 1841 in Ipswich; owned by James Foley of Portaferry in 1877; 79x20x11; out of Belfast ; aground in Bankmore Bay, Strangford Lough 3 Feb 1877 MNL/MB; DR; NC
Dolly a new established trader; master Hugh Drake; from Belfast to London 19 Oct 1790 BN
Dolphin out of Ardglass ; captain was Henry Blaney with crew Arthur Cotter, Stephen Starkey,Nicholas Linchey, Paterick Hanvey & John Roney in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion LR 2007 p85
Dolphin a motor yacht; run by Mr. A. Lennox. out of Strangford Lough Yacht Club 14 Jun 1937 DR*
Don Juan a schooner; master Gilpin; plying from Dundalk to Troon in Scotland; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 KCL p 26
Donna Maria a schooner of 137 tons; built Maine USA; regd. Belfast; owned by R. McFerran of Belfast; 28 Nov 1874 Liverpool to Belfast with timber in SSE f9 gale, driven ashore at Ballyvaston, gallant rescue by Tyrella lifeboat 5, 12, 19 Dec 1874 BoTWR/MB; DR
Doone Glen sailing ship; taking granite Portaferry to Liverpool ; 50 tons; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Dorcas Savage a brig of 179 or 350 tons; launched from Thomas Gelston's shipyard, Portaferry in 1818; left from Portaferry to New Brunswick, Canada with James Pollock as master 1 Feb 1819; the passengers wtote a thank you letter SSSCP p16 ; BN
Doris under command of Lord Ranelagh; on standby in Strangford Lough during United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798 MOA p257,313
Doris a schooner of 97 tons; built 1841 in Rumcorn; regd. Liverpool; owned by Joseph Gilmore of Killyleagh 1874 until lost in a gale on Workington Beach , cre saved; carrying ballast 3 Aug 1900 MNL/MB
Dorothy a ketch; 63/48 tons; built in Cornwall in 1871; regd. Belfast;owned by William Chambers, Henry Chambers & Thomas Cooper of Annalong 1915 ; vessel broken up 1930 MB
Douro a brig; ashore at Kearney Point, notice of auction 28 Feb 1846 DR
SS Downshire sunk by German submarine off Isle of Man Feb 1915 SSM p174
Dunborve a schooner of 64/58 tons; built 1866 in Dundas, Clyde ;regd. Wick ; owned by Patrick McVeigh & James Lowe of Kilkeel 1866 until vessel broken up 15 Oct 1913 MB
Dundonald barque; wrecked off New Zealand in 1907; captain was John Hawthorne; photo available TMUOP p157
Dunmore a screw steamer of 594 tons; built Glasgow 1878; regd. Glasgow; 18 Dec 1882 Waterford to Belfast with general cargo & 30 passengers, stranded Ballyquinton Point; no lives lost; reported stranded at Ballyquinton Point 27 Aug & 17 Sep 1881 & ashore at Ballyquinton Point 23 Dec 1882 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC
Duras built 1892; out of Portaferry 1937-1942; sold MB
Dusky Maid a sharking cruiser; Mr Anthony Watkins and his crew harpooned a 35 foot 'monster' 24 Jun 1939 DR*
Dykes of Maryport; a coal boat; on standby at Portaferry during United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798 MOA p188,192
Eagle a barquantine of 81/68 tons; built 1859 in Caenarfon ; regd. Carnarfon ;owned by Capt. Archibald Nickle of Magheramourne & a Glasgowman 1859 until lost in storm on Davaar Island, 3 crew saved 20 Feb 1907 , carrying sea shells Larne to Glasgow MB
Eagle a brigantine of 171 tons; built 1861 in Hillsboro Nova Scotia by Marshall; owned by William Henry Orr of Downpatrick; 103x26x11; regd. Dublin; 1 Mar 1882 Ardrossan to Belfast with coal, wind ESE f9, lost on Otter Bank, Loch Fyne, Argyll; Capt. J.E. Orr & his 5 crew & one passenger saved BoTWR/MB
Eagles Wing driven ashore & wrecked on Angus Rock in 1715 JUAHS 1977 p30
Eamon a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1930; out of Kilkeel; owned by T. Campbell then E. Cunningham of Ballymartin; ceased fishing 1935 SSM p120
Earl of Aberdeen wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1833 LM 2000 p26
Earl of Lonsdale a steamer; plying between Strangford Lough & Liverpool 1 May 1841 & 19 Jun 1841 DR
Earnest a 3 masted schooner of 111/90 tons; built 1884 in Tarleton (Lancs) ;regd. Preston ; owned by James McKee & James Ferguson of Kilkeel Jul 1916 until sunk by German U boats 2 May 1917 taking coals Ardrossan to Dublin, crew saved MB; JUAHS 2012 p24
Ebenezer a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by F.Perry; 15 tons SSM p119
Ebenezer a fishing boat of 14 tons & 30ft; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Newcastle; owned by W.J. Chambers, J Connell, J Murhpy; skippers W Chambers, J Murphy, J Rooney SSM p120
Echo a schooner; shipwreck sale, materials & ship at Cloughey & Kearny 3 Dec 1842 DR
Eclipse a steamer; plies between Quoile Quay & Liverpool & Dublin, an accident 10 Dec 1842;advertisement for future sailings 21 Jan 1843*; between Strangford Lough & Liverpool & Dublin, notice 18 Feb 1843; sank in a gale 13 Nov 1886 DR; NC
Eclipse a schooner of 90 tons; built 1859 in Chester ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Francis of Bangor in 1877; 75x18x9; on Maryport to Belfast carrying coals in full gale, sprang a leak & foundered 3m off Donaghadee; 2 of 4 crew drowned 6 Nov 1886 MNL/BoTWR/ MB
Edith schooner of 89/75 tons; a foreign built vessel; regd. Newry ;owned by Thomas Chambers of Kilkeel & William Galloway of Newry 1866 until lost on Bannow Bar Co. Wrexford 11 May 1903 out of Glasgow with coal MB
Edith a schooner of 81 tons; regd. Newry ; owned by Alexander Gordon of Annalong in 1877 MNL/ MB
Edith schooner of 97/78 tons; out of Kilkeel; b/w photo available; regd. Barrow ;owned by Thomas Doyle & John Rooney of Kilkeel 1876 until 1915 went it was sunk by German U boat off Youghal Co. Cork, crew saved SSM p42; MB
Elba a deep sea ship; owned by Capt. William Hoey of Bangor in 1892 Bangor p31
Eldorado a nobby fishing boat; built 1889; regd. Newry c. 1910; out of Newcastle; owned by T Paul & M Murphy; 24tons SSM p119
Eleanor a fishing boat; owned by Pastrick Morgan of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Eleanor wrecked at Strangford 2 Nov 1850 DR
Eleanor a steamer of 433 tons; built 1873 at Hebburn on Tyne; regd. London; 27 Jan 1881 Holyhead to Greenore with general cargo & 8 passengers. wrecked on Leestone (Kilkeel); no loss of life BoTWR/MB
Eleanor ashore at Ballyquinton 7 Jan 1888 NC
Eleanor & Mary a smack of 40 tons; built 1841 in Cardigan; registered Newry; on Runcorn to Donaghadee with saltr, sprang a leak & foundered 1 mile NW of Maughold Head, Isle of Man, 16 Dec 1874 crew (4) saved; owned by Daniel McCann of Dundrum BoTWR/MB
Electric a Liverpool steamer; ashore on Mew Island 7 Jul 1883 NC
Eliza a smack; carrying tea & sugar from London to Newry 7 Mar 1828; master Starkey; carrying bones & rags from Newry; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 NCT; KCL p 26
Eliza a brigantine of 131 tons; built 1844 in Peterhead ; regd. Maryport ; owned by Robert Dunn of Newtownards in 1877; 73x21x12 MNL/ MB
Eliza Anne a fishing boat; owned by John Sterling of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Eliza Jane a fishing boat of 26tons & 45ft; regd. Newry c. 1910; out of Kilkeel; owned by T Chambers, W Cousins; skipper W Cousins ; wrecked 1913 SSM p119,192
Elizabeth a cutter out of Ardglass 16 Apr 1853; cheap trip from Ardglass to Dublin 18 Jun 1853 DR
Elizabeth a schooner; ashore on Ballyferris Point; robbery from the wreck 14 Apr 1860 DR
Elizabeth a schooner of 70 tons; built 1839 in Whitehaven ; owned by P. Kavanagh of Bray Co. Wicklow; 26 Sep 1875 on Howth to Whitehaven in ballast, wind NW f9 , lost on McCormack point near Groomsport BoTWR/MB
Elizabeth Ann a fishing boat of 16 tons ; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by A. Gordon SSM p118
Elizabeth A E Bird a brigantine; out of Liverpool; 9 crew rescued off Newcastle 6 Feb 1870; 8 saved SSM p165;DR 19/11/2008 p45;MO 19/11/2008 p15
Elizabeth Ellen Fisher valued at £850; owned by Alexander McClurg of Kilmore ; traded with north west England AEFT
Elizabeth Hyam sailing ship of 52 tons ; taking granite Dundalk to Liverpool ; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31; MB
Ellen a schooner of 61 tons;regd. Beaumaris; 2 Jan 1876 on Newry to Bangor with ballast; f9 gale, stranded Dundrum Bay & seaman drowned BoTWR/MB
Ellen sailing boat; out of Kilkeel;built by Alan Norris for McGivern family of Greencastle; later sold to James Coffey; 22ft; capsized & 7 crew lost during rescue 25 Feb 1885 SSM p42
Ellen out of Kilkeel; went to help fishermen on Twin Sisters during storm 9 Feb 1894 SSM p200
Ellen Constance a motor fishing boat; built 1884; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Kilkeel; owned by Earl of Kilmorey then WJ Chambers SSM p120,192
Ellen Gilmore a schooner; wrecked in Strangford Lough, heroic conduct of Portaferry boat's crew 22 Oct 1881 DR
Ellen Myvanwy schooner of 57/44 tons; built 1862 in Trefew, Wales ;regd. Beaumaris ; owned by Robert Hamilton, Isabella Hamilton, John McBurney & James Caren of Annalong 1863 until beached near Holywood in a gale 5 Nov 1911; broken up where it lay MB
Ellan Vannin a steamship; Royal Mail vessel between Dundrum & Liverpool 13 Jun 1857; plying between Castletown in Isle of Man , Liverpool & Dundrum 6 Mar 1858; succeeded by "General Havelock" to Dundrum 26 Jun 1858 DR
Eller a steam ship out of Chester UK; in difficulties NWof St. John's Point 2 Aug 1906; assisted by Rossglass Lifeboat crew LES p2
Ellesmere a schooner; wrecked at Dundrum 26 Sep 1874 DR
Ellidia a brig; ashore at Quoile 9 Aug 1879 DR
Ellie Park a fishing vessel schooner ; built 1879 at Barrow-in-Furness UK; out of Annalong; skipper Capt. McVeigh in 1922 ; photo available ; motorised 1928; owned by William McBurney of Annalong 1921 ; sold 1929 to Co. Cork; then Isle of Man in 1947; foundered off Douglas (2 men lost & 2 saved); photo available SSM p9,23; MB
Emelia wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1811 LM 2000 p26
Emerald a yacht; skippered by Mr. C. Lindsay ; came 4th in 16-20ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Emily wrecked in Dundum Bay, all hands lost 10, 17 Aug 1839; ashore at Groomsport 16 Feb 1884 DR
Emma a smack of 34 tons; built 1870 in Gilford ; regd. Belfast; owned by James Cummings of Gilford in 1877 MNL/ MB
Emma Louise schooner of 90/70 tons; built 1877 in Hampshire; regd. Newry ;owned by Thomas McBurney of Annalong 1916 until lost on Bideford Bar, Devon 3 Jan 1920 went to pieces , crew saved; taking coal from Wales to France MB
Emu a fishing boat;regd. Newry c. 1895; out of Kilkeel; owned by J Davenport; G & J Chambers; skipper J Chambers; 22 tons SSM p119,192
Ennismore ashore at Ballywalter 10 Mar 1877 NC
Enterprise a fishing boat; owned by James Hill of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Enterprise a fishing boat of 16 tons ; regd. Newry in 1869; owned by H.O'Neill SSM p118
Enterprise a barquentine of 194 tons; built 1855 Buffalo USA; owned by John Neill of Bangor; regd. Belfast; 16 Aug 1879 Ballyness Co. Donegal to London with oxide, in light airs, stranded near Ballyness Pier & became a totyal loss; Capt. J. Reid & 5 crewmen saved BoTWR/MB
Erdanger ashore at Cloughey 21 Apr 1877 NC
Erin a steamer out of Bangor; operated by Moore Bros; sank at its moorings in Donegall Quay 12 Jun 1875; photo available NC;Bangor p28,29
Erin's Pride a schooner of 58 tons ; built 1846 in Sweden & named Anna; owned by Daniel McCann of Dundrum; regd. Belfast; 24 Sep 183 whitehaven to Dundrum with coal, wind SSE f7, lost on Dundrym Bar; Capt. Robert McClean & crew (3) saved ; newspaper report- ;wrecked on Dundrum coast 29 Sep 1883 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC; SSM p136
Essie a nobby fishing boat out of Portavogie c. 1926; photo available SSM p80
Esther of Fleetwood a 3 mast schooner; from Falmouth to Glasgow with 234 tons of Cornish china clay, lost her main topmast & foremast of St. John's Point 4 Nov 1906, saved by local lifeboat crew KCL p 95; LES p2
Esther Ann a schooner of 73 tons; built 1856 in Ulverston; regd. Lancaster ; 13 Feb 1879 Belfast to Barrow in ballast; wind ESE f7, lost on Wallace's Rock near Roddans, crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Ethel Mary a fishing boat of 17 tons; 36ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Cranfield ; owned by Patrick Bragdon ; skipper John Sloan SSM p118
Ethel May out of Annalong; 65 tons; imported 120 ons of coal & took 122 tons of granite to Liverpool UK 1 May 1901 SSM p105
Euliana a Russian vessel; wrecked at Newcastle 30 Nov 1872 DR
Eupheina a brig; ashore 10 Feb 1883 DR
Euphemia Fullarton a brig of 149 tons; built 1853 in Dysart, Fifes; owned & regd. Londonderry; 6 Feb 1883 Maryport to Londonderry with coal, in SSE f7 gale, lost on Long Rock, Ballywalter; 6 crew saved; newspaper report-medal for coastguard chief at Ballywalter for the rescue of the crew of this vessel 31 Mar 1883 BoTWR/MB; NC
Eureka a steamer; stranded on South Rock in Strangford Lough 13 Feb 1886 DR
Eva a schooner; shipping disaster at Newry 11 May 1872 DR
Eva a schooner of 59 tons;built 1858 Prince Edward Island; regd. Belfast; owned by Charles Russell of Ardglass; 1 Jun 1877 Killough to Bridgwater with potatoes, wind SE f6, foundered 12 mile SE of Rockabill near Dublin Bay, crew (4) safe BoTWR/MB
Example a brigantine of 83 tons; built 1852 Wallace, Nova Scotia; regd. Dundalk; owned by Thomas Byrne of Dundalk; 26 Nov 1874 Dundalk to Troon in ballast, stranded & lost Strangford Lough BoTWR/MB
Excel a brigantine of 100 tons; built 1859 in Whitehaven ; regd. Whitehaven ; owned by Thomas Curran of Portaferry in 1877; 84x20x12; on Teignmouth to Weston Point with clay, in a gale & wrecked on Harry Furlong Rocks, Anglesey 15 Feb 1892, crew saved MNL/BoTWR/ MB
Excel a ketch of 80/75 tons out of Annalong; built 1876 in Poole; regd. Poole;sank in Co. Wicklow Nov 1901; motorised 1923; lost in Carlingford Lough in 1901 but repaired; shipped 120 tons of granite to Preston UK on 7 & 28 May 1902; owned by Andrew Robinson of Annalong 1923- 1927; moorerd at Killough for a cargo of potatoes to go to England 12 Jun 1926; sunk off Point Lynas 28 Oct 1927 DR; SSM p14,22. 105; MB
Excellent 77/59 tons; built 1868 in Jersey; regd. Wexford;owned by James Doyle of Kilkeel 1877 until 1924/ 1925 when foundered off Llandudno, Wales carrying coal, crew safe MB
Excelsior a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by m & J O'Hare; 20 tons SSM p119
Express a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Annalong; owned by R. Cousins ; 15 tons SSM p119,192
Express a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel; 48tons; 47ft; owned by J McKee & WJ Chambers; skipper J Magennis; broken up 1916 SSM p120
Fair Head steamer with Headline Shipping Company; a freight carrier c. 1936 with regular trips Belfast/Antwerp/Hamburg; the master was Capt. McConnell; ; passenger cruises of 10 days during summer in 1930s; requisitioned by the Admiralty during 2nd World War ; sunk by Luftwaffe in Belfast Docks May 1941 ACC p85 ,89,90,146
Fairy schooner of 73/56 tons; built 1857 in Bideford;regd. Caernarfon ; owned by James & Thomas McKee of Kilkeel 1886 until sprang a leak in a blizzard on Annalong to Liverpool run with granite setts & foundered off entrance to River Mersey 18 Jan 1906, 4 crew saved MB
Fairy Queen schooner of 57/50 tons; built Co Dublin 1854; regd. Dublin ;owned by James Linton & John Russell of Kilkeel 1863 until vessel broken up 18 May 1911 MB
Fairy Queen a small schooner; out of Kilkeel ;skipper was Tommy Marks c. 1925 SSM p15
Falcon a schooner of 67 tons; built 1858 in Tarleton ; regd. Preston ; owned by Thomas McMillan of Killyleagh in 1877 until sold to Cardiff 1906; lost 8 Apr 1920; 73x18x8 MNL/ MB
Family Pride a fishing boat; built 1877; regd. Newry c. 1930; out of Kilkeel; owned by A. &S. Gordon; skipper S. Gordon junior; transfered Belfast 193 SSM p120
Fanny a schooner of 64 tons; built 1845 in Runcorn; owner at loss W. Denvir of Strangford; regd. Liverpool; 4 Oct 1885 Runcorn to Strangford with coal, wind SW f9, foundered off coast of Lancashire; Capt. W. Stewart & (2) crew saved (one lost) BoTWR/MB
Fanny Crosstrees a schooner; abandoned and largely broken up at Ringneill Quay in 1939; survived only as 8 few fragments. LM 1996 p17
Farnley a Newcastle self-righting lifeboat in service 1877-1916 SSM p134, 136,165; photo MO9/4/08 p6;DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Febo an Italian steamer wrecked on Cannon Rock 6 Feb 1906 JUAHS 2012 p22
Fingalton stranded in Dundrum Bay 31 Jan 1857 DR
Fitzjames an iron steamer out of Glasgow ; shore on Skullmartin Rock, Ballywalter 6 Nov 1880 DR; NC
Fleece a brigantine; burned at Quoile 3 Oct 1868 DR
Fleetwood sunk at Killard 27 Feb 1858 DR
Flora out of Ardglass ; captain was James Lowey with crew George Smith, James Smyth, Peter Abriens, William Dogherty, Thomas Blaney & Thomas Smyth in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion LR 2007 p85
Flora out of Ardglass ; captain was William Braney with crew William Lowey, Alex Napier, John Quaile, Chris Herbert & John Smyth in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion LR 2007 p85
Flora a schooner of 42 tons; built Portugal ; regd. Belfast; owned by Hugh McKee of Downpatrick in 1877 MNL/ MB
Flora a sloop of 30 tons; built Arran Islands in 1851 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Henry McCullough of Annalong in 1877; 50x15x7; sold to Campletown 1892 until vessel broken up in Port Patrick 19 Feb 1900 MNL/ MB
Flora a Strangford Lough cruiser ; skippered by Mr. T. Bassett ; won 1st place at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Florence a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by S Shannon & R Greene ; 20tons; sunk off Cork 24 Apr 1894 with 8 lost SSM p64, 119
Florence a schooner ; out of Belfast ; 5 crew save off Newcastle 22 Oct 1881 SSM p165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Florette a sailing ship from north Wales; in collision Carlingford Lough 21 Nov 1936 with ' Rowan' BN* 5/4/1937
Fly a schooner of 60 tons; built Fowey 1815 ; regd. Preston ; owned by Joseph Blackwood of Dundrum in 1877 MNL/ MB
Flying Dutchman a smack; refloated by lifeboat after a gale at Cloughey 26 Sep 1885 DR
Flying Foam a ship of 1279 tons; built 1863 in Quebec; regd. Liverpool; 4 Apr 1884 Liverpool to Quebec with salt, one passenfer & 4 stowaways, wind SW f7, lost one mile south of Dundrum Bar, 3 crew & a stowaway drowned; reported in newspaper- wrecked in Dundrum Bay, 5 lives lost 12 Apr & 17 May 1884; 11 saved BoTWR/MB; DR; NC; SSM p136, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Flying Irishman a paddle-driven tug; out of Newcastle;owned by Mr.McCauslan in 1906; helped with rescue SSM p134; Inv 2009 p33
Foam a fishing boat; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by J. McAdam, P & J. McCarthy ; 1 5 tons SSM p118
Fortuna a brigantine of 76 tons; built 1821 in Stockton on Tees; owned by Henry Rowan Miller of Portaferry; regd. Belfast ; 13 Nov 1880 Preston to Newry with coal, in wind W f7, stranded & lost on leaving River Ribble; Capt. McGem & crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Fortune 571 tons; stranded at Dundrum Bay 26 May 1855; coroner's inquest 26 May 1855 DR*
Four Brothers built 1877 in Norwich UK;regd. Barnstaple; out of Kilkeel; bought by Robert B. McBurney Mar 1920 & lost at Llandudno 3 Jan 1923 MB
Francis out of Killough in 1738 LM 1996 p8
Frances a schooner of 67 tons; built 1866 in Freckleton (Lancs); owner at loss J. Montgomery of Bangor; 9 Oct 1866 Sunderland to Limerick with herrings, winds SSw f9, lost 3/4 mile south of Tiran Point, Co Mayo, Capt. G. Richards & crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Francis a smack of 35 tons; built 1860 in Newry ; regd. Newry; owned by Moses Hunter of Newry in 1877 MNL/ MB
Frances Russell a nickey fishing boat of 31 tons & 46ft; built 1883; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Kilkeel; owned by J & F. Russell & J Curran; skippers P Kearney, Bob Cousins SSM p120,192
Franklin a schooner of 73 tons; built Nova Scotia 1848 ; regd. Belfast; owned by W. Gibson of Ballywalter in 1877 then bought Glasgow ; 30 Dec 1907 lying in Lough Larne in gale, dragged anchors & went ashore; an unnoticed lantern in cabin overturned & fire destroyed the vessel MNL/ MB
Freeman a lugger of 17 tons; built St. Ives 1861 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Benjamin C. Wratten of Ardglass in 1877 MNL/ MB
Frieda out of Russia; wrecked on South Rock, Ards 6 Nov 1916 JUAHS 2012 p21
Friends wrecked at Portavgie Bay 3 May 1856 DR
Friends wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1779 LM 2000 p26
Friends a schooner of 65 tons; regd. Belfast; built Yarmouth 1845; owned by Joseph Gilmore of Killyleagh; 24 Dec 1877 Girvan to Killyleagh with coal; wind NW f11, wrecked South Rock, near Cloght; Capt. Kinningburgh & 3 crew saved BoTWR/ MB
Friends of Belfast wrecked on South Rock, Ards 24 Dec 1877 JUAHS 2012 p21
Frolic out of Liverpool; wrecked in Dundrum Bay before 1845 SSM p112
Fulvia 3 masted schooner; out of Denmark ; needed lifeboat help in Dundrum Bay 18 Nov 1916 ; photo available SSM p137,138
Gallovidian barque; ran ashore on Tara, Strangford Lough 2 Oct 1869; bound for Glasgow DR*
Galteemore
Galtee More
passenger steam ship out of Dublin; belonged to London and North Western Railway Co. UK; ran aground between Newcastle & Tyrella in a gale, passengers & cargo from Holyhead in Wales to Greenore in Scotland, rescued by local lifeboat crew 29 Dec 1908

KCL p 97;LES p2

Gannet a fishing boat of 18 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong ; owned by J. Harper SSM p119
Gardella wrecked with loss of life off Strangford Harbour 12 Jan & 9 Feb 1867 DR
Garland wrecked at Ardglass 29 Dec 1849 DR
Gem an iron ketch of 55/50 tons; built 1877 Dumbarton;regd. Glasgow; owned by John Orr of Annalong 1877 until sold to be broken up Jun 1940; holed by stones whilst in Newcastle berth, owner sued County Council10 Feb 1940 MB ; DR*
General Cathcart a schooner of 48 tons ; built Irvine 1855; regd. Greenock ; owned by James B. Glover of Ballywalter in 1877; carrying coal Maryport to Greyabbey; sprung a leak in a gale ; wrecked near Portpatrick 23 Aug 1890; 3 crew & passenger saved MNL/MB; NC
General Havelock a steamer; to Dundrum; succeeding 'Ellan Vannin' 26 Jun 1858 DR
George a schooner; wrecked off Bangor 12 Jan & 9 Feb 1867 DR
George & Mary a schooner of 100/78 tons; built 1875 in Jersey; regd. Belfast;owned by Capt. William Hughes of Portavogie 1910 until captured by German U boat & sunk off Eagle Island, Co. Mayo, crew saved 4 Jun 1915 MB
George & Molly a tender boat owned by Patrick Cunningham of Greencastle in 1780 HOTC p144
George the 4th elegant new steam packet; Warrenpoint to Liverpool; commander George S. Parsons; carrying linen 29 Feb 1828 NCT
George Pooly a lifeboat; used out of Groomsport in 1897 Bangor p36
S.S Georgetown Victory U.S. troopship of 7600 tons built 1945 ; wrecked off Killard Rocks 30 Apr 1946 & split in two ; photo available LR 2004 p87; Inv 2009 p34
Gibraltar a training ship on Belfast Lough 18 May 1872 NI
Glad Tidings a 15 ton fishing boat out of Kilkeel; attached by Germans during WW1 MO 18/6/08 p27;JMLSG 2010 p10
Glassforcl ot of Glasgow, Scotland; wrecked on South Rock, Ards 30 Sep 1908 JUAHS 2012 p21
Gleanore a brig of Kings Lyn; caught fire & sailed on then sunk off St. John's Point in 1849 LM 1985 p38
Glendalough a small wooden steamer; originally called 'Monarch' which launced in 6 Aug 1896 in Cheshire as a river & canal steamer ; under command of capt. Edward Plummer set off from London but was wrecked off Ballyquinton Point 26 Mar 1920 in a gale; inquiry about misdeeds JUAHS 2012 p 8- 12
Glenlure stranded on Angus Rock in Strangford Lough 28 Feb 1880 DR
Glen May sailing ship; taking granite Ardglass to Liverpool ; 67 tons; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Glide a schooner of 64 tons; built Nova Scotia 1861 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Horatio Croskery of Downpatrick in 1877; 70x21x8; reregistered Belfast Nov 1900 upon restpration; broken up Mar 1915 MNL/ MB
Gloria a brig; ashore at Rossglass 28 Feb 1846 DR
Glynn a river class yacht; competed in Strangford Lough regattas c. 1930 ; photo available LM 1993 p63
Goldseeker schooner; 75 tons; carried granite from Mourne; owned by James Caren c. 1930; photo available SSM p193
Golden Gleam a schooner; ashore near Strangford Bar 15 Oct 1870 DR
Golden Stream a nobby fishing boat of 26 tons; 48ft; built 1879; regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Kilkeel; owned byJ. Ferguson; skippers J. Ferguson, T. Edgar; destroyed by fire in Kilkeel harbour 1935 SSM p120,192
Good Design a fishing boat;regd. Newry c. 1895; out of Kilkeel; owned by J Cousins; 26 tons SSM p119,192
Good Hope wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1761 LM 2000 p26
Goodman wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1752 LM 2000 p26
Govenor Fenner left Liverpool for New York with 100 Irish immigrants including the Quail family of Warrenpoint ,collided with a steamer off Holyhead UK & sank in 1841 Familia 2010 p110
Grace a brigantine of 73 tons; built Lytham, Lancs 1818 ; regd. Newry ; owned by Richard Gould junior of Newcastle in 1877 MNL/ MB
Grace ashore at Donaghadee 9 Dec 1882 NC
Gratitude a schooner of 46 tons; built 1816 in Dundee; registered Belfast; 13 Aug 1874 on Ayr to Bangor with coal in NNE f10 storm, lost on Bridges Reef, Co Down, crew (3) saved ; owned by Robert Neill of Bangor BoTWR MB
Great Britain packet ship; wrecked, letter from Capt. Shaxin 10 Jun 1843; stranded at Tyrella with 180 passengers (from Liverpool to New York) 26 Sep 1846+; refloated 1847; rumoured visit of the Queen to Dundrum Bay 14 Aug 1847; large quantity of plant & timber for sale at Tyrella 4 Sep 1847; painting available DR; SSM p 133,134; MO 20/9/2006 (painting & article) ; MO 22/11/2006; LM 1985 p37; LM 1992 p22-29(photos)
Greenhow 400 tons; Adam Mackay, master; Warrenpoint to Quebec; passenger ship 29 Feb 1828 succeeded by 'Newry' 14 Mar 1828 NCT
Guiding Star a fishing boat of 20 tons; regd. Newry c. 1888; out of Kilkeel; owned by S. Shannon SSM p119,1892
Guiding Star a nickey boat of 38 tons ; built 1885; regd. Newry c. 1895; out of Kilkeel; owned by a Gordon; skipper p Kearney, F Hegarty & S Maginnis; broken up 1921 SSM p119
Guild Mayor a schooner of 107/88 tons; built 1862 ; regd. Drogheda ;owned by John Doran, James Ferguson & James McKee of Kilkeel 1873 until it foundered near Tuskar Rock Co. Wexford after collision with London steamers Nicolaos & Boverton 12 May 1917 on Mersey to Youghal run carrying coal MB
Hamilton Gray a barque;out of Liverpool; lost in Dundrum Bay 9 Jan 1864 DR & DR 19/11/2008 p45 ; SSM p165
Hamilton a steamer; dischared cargo of coal at Ballywalter 1 Jan 1912 JUAHS 2012 p32
Hannah out of Newry; Mrs Tufts & 2 children, emigrants, lost 9 Jun 1849; wrecked 27 Dec 1890 DR; NC
Hannah & Mary a sloop; master J. Hill; carrying coals from Whitehaven; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 KCL p 26
Hannah Harvil a fishing boat of 35 tons; built in Fife in 1888; regd. Newry c. 1890; out of Kilkeel; owned by W &T Chambers SSM p119,192
Hanney Ewlline see under Annie Eline .
Happy Nancy out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Happy Return a ketch; stranded on Swan Island in Strangford Lough 22 Jan 1881 DR
Harbinger a schooner of 87 tons; built Prince Edward Island 1866 ; regd. Belfast; owned by William McDonnell of Portaferry in 1877until 1899; on Runcorn to Rogerstown (Dublin) with coal; in gale & wrecked Little Ormres Head near Llandudno, Wales 11 Nov 1899, 4 crew saved MNL/ BoT/ MB
Hardwick wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1820 LM 2000 p26
Harlequin a brig; run aground on Holywood banks 21 Jan 1796 NS
Harold steam ship; wrecked at Kearney with 7 lives lost 24 May 1890 NC
Harp out of Arklow; had to be rescued by lifeboats at Groomsport in 1897 Bangor p36,37
Harvest Star a motor fishing boat out of Ardglass; Capt Patrick Boyce; seaman drowned 8 Sep 1914 DR*
Gazeldene a steamer out of Newcastle-on-Tyne; went aground on Cannon Rock 25 Dec 1906 JUAHS 2012 p22
Hedleys 279 tons with 92ft lengeth; 26ft breadth & 6ft depth; left for Quebec for Portaferry 14 Jul 1836 SSSCP
Helen a schooner of 73 tons; built 1859 in Dysart by Watt; owned by William Gordon of Annalong; 69 x 18 x9; regd. Leith; 21 Feb 1885 Garston (Liverpool) to Rostrevor with coal, wind S f9, lost Tyrella; Capt. A. Gordon & crew (2) saved; newspaper report- wrecked in Dundrum Bay 28 Feb 1885 BoTWR/MB; DR
Helen a Norwegian barque; wrecked on Canon Rock, Cloughey 5 Oct 1895 NC
Helen a fishing boat; built 1903 & regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Newcastle ; owned by B McAnulty, J&W Lenaghan, James & John Smith; skipper J Lenaghan ; 16 tons; sold 1909 to Ellison of Portaferry SSM p119
Helen Gilmour a schooner of 65 tons; built 1846 in Clements, Nova Scotia; owned by John Field of Killyleagh; regd. Belfast; 21 Jan 1885 Whitehaven to Ardglass with coal, wind SE f4, lost on Old Port Point, Strangford Lough; Capt. R. Skillen & crew (3) survived; refloated but lost 1886/87 BotWR/MB
Henry narrow escape in Dundrum Bay 18 Aug 1883 DR
Henry Smith a brigantine of 68 tons; built Kirkcudbright 1832 ; regd. Drogheda ; owned by Moses Hunter of Newry in 1877 MNL/ MB
Herald a new steamer belonging to St. George Steam Packet Company; plying between Newry & Liverpool, notice 12 May 1838 DR
Herbert a steamer out of Leith; wrecked off St. John's Point 22 Jan 1898 NC
Hercules a sailing ship out of Warrenpoint; owned by Roger Hall of Narrow Water castle; traded to Liverpool UK with household goods NWB
Hero a brig; wrecked at Cloughey 13 Nov 1847 DR
Heroine wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1835 LM 2000 p26
Hibernia caught fire in the Atlantic with 200 emigrants bound for Australia on board in 1833; 150 died Familia 2010 p99
Hibernian a brig; under Capt. Pollock sailed from Portaferry to St. Andrews, Quebec with 135 passengers 3 Apr 1828 ; sailed from Portaferry under Capt . Thomas Pollock , vessel wrecked 7 Nov 1827 in bad weather off Anticosti, Gulf of St. Laurence, Canada ; Capt. Pollock died of exposure & buried there 16 Nov 1828 SSSCP p 43
Hilda (Parnell) a wooden boat which plied the Quoile River, Downpatrick c. 1900 LM 1988 p45; LM 1987 p28
Hilda a coal schooner of 111/91 tons; built 1893 at Connah's Quay; regd. Swansea ; motorised 1921; owned by Robert B. McBirney of Kilkeel 1921 until lost by fire 1 Nov 1922 at Quoile Quay MB ; LM 1996 p17
Hilke a Dutch Galliot; lying on rocks at Ringfad, sale of shipwreck materials 18 Dec 1858 DR
Hillsborough master Nagle; arrived with the mail into Donaghadee then sailed with passengers fro Glasgow & Edinburgh 28 Nov 1777; arrived in Donaghadee with mail & passengers 16 Feb 1788 & 20 Feb 1788 BN
Hilton master in 1860 was Capt. William Henry McCleery of Portaferry; lost taking cargo to Calcutta, India with captain and crew of 23 all lost SSSCP
Hinde a frigate used as a smuggling vessel , mounted 16 guns (4 & 6 pounders) & 40 men; loaded with 500 casks of spirits, tea, tobacco & nankeen in Guernsey & bound for Mourne coast; chased for 15 hours by Revenue officers then caught 29 May 1795 HOTC p143
Hollyhow out of Galway; had to be rescued by lifeboats at Groomsport in 1897 Bangor p36,37
Honey Bee a fishing boat with engine of 33 tons; 46ft; built 1889; regd. Newry c. 1910; out of Annalong; owned by J Heaney & G Nugent; skipper J Heaney then George Nugent; submarined by Germans 1918 SSM p119,185; MO 18/6/08 p27; JMLSG 2010 p10
Hope a cargo ship; ran aground near Killough in 1796 KCL p 27
Hope new established trader; master Dalway Lepper; Belfast to London, called into Dublin after seamen fell from masthead 19 Oct 1790 BN
Hope a smack; hull sold at Ardglass 3 Mar 1838 DR
Hope a sloop of 38 tons; no date ; regd. Newry ; owned by Moses Hunter of Newry in 1877 MNL/ MB
Hope a ketch of 22 tons; built Peel 1860 ; regd. Peel ; owned by Charles Orr of Portavogie in 1877 MNL/ MB
Hopewell wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1825 LM 2000 p26
Hotspur HMS in Belfast Lough 4 May 1872 DR
Hugh a brig; wrecked near Kilkeel 3 Feb 1849 DR
Hugh Charles Bowden owned by Hugh Brown of Portaferry; under Capt. Robert Crangle, sailed from Portaferry to Belfast, Dublin , Liverpool UK & Greenoch, Inverness & Glasgow in Scotland 1845-1847 with cargoes of coal, potatoes, wheat & pig iron SSSCP p 54
Huntress schooner of 119/98 tons; built nova Scotia in 1847 ; regd. Belfast;owned by Charles Morrow of Killyleagh 1871 until driven on shore in a gale on Walney Island 9 Jan 1904 whilst on the Ringhaddy- Preston run with potatoes MB
Ianthe a new steamer; built for Thomas Russell & son, Killough 8 Feb 1873 DR
Ida a cutter of 13 tons; built Fairlie 1877 ; regd. Belfast; owned by William Francis Haliday of Killyleagh in 1877 MNL/ MB
Ida Elizabeth possession of shipwrecked goods, Kircubbin Petty Sessions 2 Dec 1854 DR
Ida Shannon a nickey boat of 15 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by S Shannon & J Edgar then R Green; skipper J Sloan then Willie Maginness SSM p119
Ida Shannon a fishing boat; built 1894; regd. Newry c. 1914; out of Kilkeel; owned by R Green ; skipper J Sloan &FM Chambers broken up 1929 SSM p120,192
Industry out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Industry a brig; of Belfast; driven ashore at Minerstown 18 Oct 1845 DR
Industry a sloop , owned by John McIlroy & Henry Douglass of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Innisshargan a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926; from Baltimore SSM p76
Invermore 3 masted Arklow motor schooner; towed into Strangford Lough as engine disabled 3 Dec 1937 DR*; SSM p142
Iona a schooner of 56 tons; built 1855 Prince Edward Island; regd. Belfast; owned by Joseph Gilmour of Ballywalter; 71 x 18 x9; 4 Mar 1875/6 Bridgwater to Liverpool with bricks, in W f8 gale, lost on Cosby Beach, River Mersey; one man lost (Capt. James Gilmor) & 3 saved BoTWR/MB ; MIs
Irene a brigantine of 260 tons; built Prince Edward Island 1877 ; regd. Liverpool ; owned by Mrs M. Caughey of Market Square (?) in 1877; 111x26x12; owned by S. Shields 1893; sold for breaking up May 1908 MNL/ MB
Irishman a steamer of 210 tons; built 1854 at Paisley; owned by A.A. Laird of Glasgow; regd. Glasgowl 14 Sep 1877 Dublin to Glasgow with general cargo & 10 passengers, stranded on Burial Island, nar Ballyhalbert, no loss of life BoTWR/MB
Irish Volunteer renamed Lord Bangor ; last of the local privateers ; sailed from Portaferry 15 Feb 1781, sprung mainmast after a chase by a French frigate & put into Cork 21 Feb 1781; put up for sale in Portaferry 25 Jun 1781 SSSCP
Isabella wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1785 LM 2000 p26
Isabella a smack; built 1826; 55 tons; rebuilt 1849 & displaced 74 tons; regd. Belfast; owned by brothers Capt. James & Capt. Charles McVea of Portavogie who sailed her in 1852 from Kircubbin to Chicago then Allegan county, Michigan USA to set up shipping line on Great Lakes Lena McVea
Isabella a sloop of Killough; sunk at Clogher Head 31 Dec 1836 DR
Isabella wrecked in gale at Donaghadee 16 Feb 1861 DR
Isabellas a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Newcastle ; owned by Ellen McAllister then J &R Rooney; skipper J Rooney; 47 tons;broken up 1909 SSM p119
Isle of Dundalk a sloop; on eman rescued by Rossglass Lifebot 11 Mar 1827 LES p1
Isle of Lewis regt. Stonaway; a passenger vessel out of Dundrum c. 1940 ; b/w photo available mo 16/10/2013
James a brigantine of 192 tons; built 1862 Prince Edward Island; regd. Aberystwith; owned by J. Rees of Aberystwith; 10 Dec 1874 Drogheda to Ardrossan in ballast, in S f9 gale, wrecked Ballyquinton Point; 103 x 23 x 11 BoTWR/MB
James a sloop of 38 tons; built in Belfast in 1836; regd. Newry ; owned by Moses Hunter of Newry in 1887 MNL/MB
James Stonard out of Bangor; owned by Charles Neill & captained by James Eddis; wrecked with 3 lives lost 15 Nov 1890; photo available NC; Bangor p26
Jane a sloop; of Portaferry; wrecked in Dundrum Bay with 2 lives lost 2 Dec 1837 DR
Jane a sloop; master P. Corran ;carrying coals from Whitehaven; in Killough Harbour Oct 1854 KCL p 26
Jane a fishing boat of 36 tons; 38ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Cranfield ; owned by A Minnis SSM p118
Jane a fishing boat of 20 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by J. McArtan SSM p119
Jane a schooner of 53 tons; built 1850 in Winsford (Cheshire); regd. Lancaster; 20 Oct 1881 Garston (Liverpool) to Carrickfergus with coal, wind SSE f10, lost on Ballyquinton Point, crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Jane a schooner of 198 tons; built in Prince Edward Island in 1847; regd. Belfast; owned by Marcus Sulivan of Holywood in 1887 MNL/MB
Jane schooner of 70/59 tons; built Wigtown in 1883 ; regd. Wigtown ;owned by William & Thomas McBurney & Robert Little of Annalong 1883 until it went missing at sea 4 Jun 1929 sailing Dublin- Glasgow with scrap iron MB
Jane Gordon a nickey boat of 15 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong ; owned by A, then Wille Gordon SSM p119,192
Jane Gordon a 15 ton fishing/ saling boat out of Kilkeel; skipper was William Douglas; attached by Germans during WW1 MO 18/6/08 P 27;JMSLG 2010 p10
Jane & Margaret left Liverpool with 200 Irish immigrants, washed up on Isle of Man with only 2 bodies on board in 1837 Familia 2010 p100
Jane McCleery built in William McCleery's shipyard, Portaferry 1813 ; took passengers to Liverpool UK in 1817; missing in Newfoundland Nov 1821 JUAHS 1977 p7; SSSCP
Jane McColl a schooner of 87 tons; built in Rothesay in 1868; regd. Glasgow ; owned by John Gilmore of Killyleagh in 1887; in 1922 registered in Dublin & owned out of Wicklow when wrecked 28 Apr 1924 MNL/MB
Jane McCrae a schooner of 79 tons; built Girvan in 1849; owned by James McClurg of Killyleagh in 1887; disaster near Portaferry 19 Mar 1887; 69x19x10; cut down for use as a lighter Aug 1901 MNL/MB; NC
Janet a sloop; stranded but refloated at Dundrum 14 Nov 1835 NH
Janetta a schooner of 52 tons; built in Prince Edward Island in 1866; regd. Belfast; owned by George B. McCready of Donaghadee in 1887 MNL/MB
Jason a brigantine of 83 tons; built 1803 at Wells; regd. Whitehaven; 4 Jun 1878 Workington to Dundalk with railway tracks, lost on Hellyhunter Rocks off Carlingford Lough, crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Jeane out of Ardglass ; captain was Rodger Kelley with crew Edward Kelley, Patrick Green, Bernard Fitzsimons, Bernard Cranglem John Kelley & Henry Green in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion LR 2007 p85
Jean McRea schooner of 87/79 tons; built Girvan 1849 ; regd. Ardrossan; owned by Capt. James McClurg of Killyleagh 1884 until vessel dismantled for use as a harbour lighter 7 Aug 1901 MB
Jeannies wrecked at Ballywalter 3 May 1856 DR
Jemima a fishing boat of 25 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; owned by Sir Thomas Brady SSM p119
Jenny Lind a schooner of 135 tons; built 1867 in Prince Edward Island by Ross; owned by J.R. Watt of Portrush; 89x 23 x10; 15 Dec 1876 Maryport to Portrush with coal, lost on Ballyferris Point, wind SSE f8 gale, crew (5) saved; reported wrecked at Ballywalter 23 Dec 1876 BoTWR/MB; NC
Jessamine a ketch of 74/59 tons; built 1877 in Cornwall; regd. Bideford;owned by Capt. Henry Caren of Annalong 1897 until wrecked 2 Aug 1923 at Port St. Mary Isle of Man (out of Liverpool with oil cake) MB
Jessie
Jesse
a brig of 213 tons ; owned by W. Smith with Capt W. Lyons; . sailing between Belfast & St. Andrews New Brunswick in 1 May 1818; in 1820 also Capt Lyons, owned by Cowan & Co; sailing between Belfast & Savanah then Miramichi; if you're interested in this ship, contact cal_moore 'at' sympatico.ca Lloyd's Register
Jessie Rae a schooner of 46 tons; built 1841 in Hylton Ferry, Sunderland ; owned by Andrew Dickson & Sons of Castle Espie; regd. Belfast; 14 Nov 1884 Strangford to Maryport in ballast, winds ESE f4, lost on Rock Angus, Strangford Lough; Capt. J. Fullerton & crew (2) saved; newspaper report- ashore in Strangford Lough 22 Nov 1884 ; BoTWR/MB; DR
Jessie Rae a schooner of 37 tons; built Sunderland in 1841; regd. Belfast; for sale at Strangford 7 Nov 1857; owned by George Mulholland of Portaferry in 1887; on Maryport to Strangford Lough 9 Dec 1899 with coal, sprang a leak in a gale, put into Kirkcudbright Bay for shelter & to effect repairs but struck on Milton Banks & became a total loss; crew saved; master & (part) owner H. McNamara of Portaferry NC
Jin McCausland a salvage steamer out of Portaferry; owned by the McCausland family c. 1940; photo availavle Inv 2009 p33
Joanna a lugger of 18 tons; built in St. Ives in 1862 ; regd. Belfast; owned by James Ferris of Ardglass in 1887 MNL/MB
John out of Killough in 1738 LM 1996 p8
John a brig; out of Maryport, struck rocks near Bangor, crew saved 7 Jan 1796 NS
John a schooner out of Bristol, capsized off Donaghadee, towed to Copeland Islands 3 Oct 1835 NH
Johns out of Workington; carrying potatoes from Cumberland to Newry 23 Feb 1828 NCT
John from Dublin in ballast; wrecked Ardtole 1844 LM 1985 p37
John verdict of manslaughter against captain who ran his vessel on the Manacles and left passengers to drown 1855 DR* 26 May 1855
John (The) from Cloughey; a Newcastle lifeboat in service 1932-1938 SSM p140, 165
John Bull driven into Dundrum Bay 15 Jun 1861 DR
John Cartmel schooner of 57/49 tons; built Preston 1857 ;regd. Preston ; owned by James McVeigh of Kilkeel 1871/8 until vessel broken up 21 Jul 1905 MB
John Cleland a Newcastle lifeboat in service 1917-1932; legacy of John Cleland of Downpatrick ; photo available SSM p140, 141,165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15; MO15/4/2009 p27
John Coyle a schooner out of Chester; raising of the sunken vessel at Ballywalter 22 Dec 1877 NC
John Creich a schooner; damaged at Ardglass 30 Nov 1877 DR
John Groome a lifeboat at Rossglass presented by Mrs. Helen Groome of Liverpool UK in honour of her late husband 2 Aug 1906 ; withdrawn from service when Lufeboat Station clsed 12 Feb 1914; spent time in Instution's Reserve Fleet then relocated to Point of Ayr Lifeboat Station in 1916 LES p2,3
John Kendall a brig of 239 tons; built 1866 Dartmouth; regd. Penzance; 27 Feb 1881 Greenock to Barbados with coal, wind E f5, lost in Cloghy Bay, 3 men lost, 5 saved; reported ; ashore at South Rock lighthouse, rescued by a yawl 5 Mar 1881 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC
John Little wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1825 LM 2000 p26
John & Ann of Runicorn stranded at Ballywalter 18 Nov 1882 NC
John & Daniel wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1753 LM 2000 p26
John & Grace a 62 ton schooner; plying between Plymouth & Newry; carrying seville oranges, stranded at Annalong, auction of hull & materials & chain cable 21 Jan 1828 NCT
John & Isaac from Annagasson to Newry, carrying tea & sugar 7 Mar 1828 NCT
John & Joseph Richardson a schooner; for auction at Portaferry quay 23 Mar 1844 DR
John & Margaret out of Killough in 1738 LM 1996 p8
John & Mary out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
John & Mary a schooner of 116 tons; built 1854 in Argyle Nova Scotia ; regd. Belfast ; 11 Mar 1880 Maryport to Swansea with pig iron, wind SE f6, lost on Long Rock, Ballywalter BoTWR/MB
John & Robert wrecked at Downpatrick 23 Feb 1814 DR
John & Sarah wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1835 LM 2000 p26
Jolly Tar a fishing boat of 16 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong ; owned by A.McKibbin SSM p119
Joseph a brig of 300 tons; bound for America out of Newry, Capt. William Forrest 13 Apr 1793 NS
Joseph a fishing boat of 19 tons ; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Kilkeel; owned by P.Bragdon SSM p118
Julia a brig of 117 tons; woned by W. Hinde of Belfast; regd. Belfast; 2 Feb 1881 Workington to Belfast with coal, wind ESE f6, lost on Copleland Island, crew (5)saved ; reported wrecked on Copelands Islands 5 Feb 1881 BoTWR/MB; NC
Juliana a barque; out of Riga; 8 crew save off newcastle 26 Nov 1871 SSM p165;DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Just a brigantine of 80 tons or schooner; built Sunderland in 1841 ; regd. Belfast; owned by James Neill of Bangor & skippered by James McClure in 1881 & 1877 NDM p124; MNL/MB
Kangaroo a fishing boat of 27 tons; 36ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by Maxwell & Kinson; skipper J. Cooper SSM p118
Katang a steamer; Capt. Hugh Corry of Saul was commander & part owner in 1909 LR2009 p63
Kate out of Norway; wrecked on South Rock, Ards5 Jan 1887 JUAHS 2012 p21
Kate a Norwegian Barque; disaster at Newcastle Quay, Strangford Lough 7 Jan 1888 NC
Kate a schooner of 121/87 tons; built 1865 in north Devon;regd. London; motorised 1924; owned by John Rooney of Kilkeel 1924 until 5 Mar 1925 when stranded on Irvine Beach & broken up (carrying scrap iron) MB
Katherine a steamship ; out of Liverpool ; 4 crew save off Newcastle 21/22 Dec 1924 SSM p140, 165
Kelpie a brigantine out of Liverpool; owned by W.T. & R. Hunt & formerly operating around Prince Edward /island & Canada; needed services of Newcastle lifeboats 5 Feb 1870; 4 saved ; later wrecked off Milford Haven ,Pembrokeshire DR; SSM p165;DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Keoka a brigantine of 97 tons;owned by D. Glaister of Maryport; 4 Mar 1875 Irvine to Newry with coal, wind SSE f6 gale, lost on Briggs Reef near Groomsport BoTWR/ MB
Kingfisher a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1872;owned by J. Curragh then G. Ballance; 30tons SSM p119
Kitty plying between Belfast & Liverpool 1756 -1800; Patrick Withers,master in 1757 PE
LP & St Helen a Newcastle lifeboat in service 1937-1949;photo available SSM p142, 165
Laburnham a ketch of 54/49 tons; built 1874 in Kirkintilloch ; regd. Glasgow ;owned by Messrs Robertson & Gordon of Annalong 1875 until broken 3 Mar 1925 MB
Lady (The) a barque; driven ashore near St. Patrick's Well, Dunsford c. 1920 LM 1985 p15
Lady Alice Hill an iron steamer out of Dundrum 20 Oct 1866; weekly sailings between Dundrum & Whitehaven, timetable 30 Mar 1867 DR
Lady Alice Kenlis new iron steamer out of Dundrum 21 Mar 1868; regular service between Dundrum, Whitehaven & Belfast, notice 30 Mar 1867 DR; SSM p173
Lady Ann wrecked on rocks at Kilclief 3 Sep 1853 DR
Lady Arthur Hill owned by East Downshire S.S. Co. ; photo available SSM p173
Lady Castlereagh a yawl; built by Robert Stone of Kircubbin 24 Jul 1880 NC*
Lady Cavan a steam ship; 602 tons; owned by British & Irish Steampacket Co.; Newry to Liverpool with general cargo; ran aground at Killowen Popint 21 Nov 1936; in collision with Alder 5 Apr 1937 BN*; MO 4/4/2007*
Lady Florence wrecked at Ardglass 7 Dec 1867 DR
Lady Keinster Coast Lines steamship;Ardglass to Liverpool; retirement of Capt. John Gill 3 Dec 1937 DR*
Ladyland a schooner of 112 tons; built 1877 in Dumbarton; regd. Glasgow ; 13 Nov 1870 Glasgow to Port de Bouc (France) with pitch, wind NxE f5, lost on Skillmartin Reef, crew (6) saved BoTWR/MB
Lady Lilford 68/59 tons; built Whitehaven 1862 ;regd. Greenock; owned by James & Thomas McKee & James Ferguson of Kilkeel 1888 until in collision with steamer Antrim off Mew Island and sank, 4 crew drowned, on Glasgow to Port Talbot run with fire bricks MB
Lady Louisa Kerr a schooner of 40 tons; built 1845 Glenarm (Antrim); owned by D. Taggart of Carrickfergus; regd. Belfast; 3 Mar 1875 Carrickfergus to Fisherrow with rock salt, wind N f6 gale, foundered off Donaghadee, crew (5) saved BoTWR/ MB
Lady Nora a nobby fishing boat of 62 tons; 50ft; regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Kilkeel; owned by Earl of Kilmorey then P Curran SSM p120, 188
Lady of the Lake

a small paddle steamer; built in Belfast by Ritchie & McLaine; 40 tons; cabin accommodation; began service between Portaferry & Strangford 11 Jul 1836; notice 18 Nov & 2 Dec 1837; article 21 Apr 1838; meeting of the proprietors 4 May 1839; notice of auction of the boat 17 Aug 1839

DR; LR 2013 p24-26 (photo) ; SSSCP p50-51
Lancashire Lass a schooner of 74 tons; built 1836 in Ilfacombe; regd. Whitehaven; owned by C. Holliday of Workington; on Drogheda to Workington in ballast, wind SE f9, ashore at St. John's Point, crew of 3 with 2 lost 29 Nov 1874; reported 5 Dec 1874 BoTWR/MB; DR
Larne a steamer of 103 tons; built of iron in 1876 in Paisley; 130 x 20 x9; regd. Newry; owned by F. O'Hagan of Newry; 13 Jun 1884 Milford to Waterford with salt & general cargo & 6 passengers; lost Redcliffe, Saltees. Co Wexford; no lives lost BoTWR/MB
Larner a sloop; sought refuge at Ardglass in a gale but overturned 27 Nov 1852 DR
Laurel a fishing boat of 20 tons; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Kilkeel; owned by R. Beers SSM p119
Lawsons a schooner of 120 tons;built 1870 in Preston by Smith; regd. Fleetwood; owned by Wignall & Co; 100 x22 x10; 3 Dec 1876 Glasgow to Fleetwood with pig iron, in SE f10 gale, wrecked Mew Island, Copeland Islands, crew (5) saved BoTWR/MB
Leacey London to Newry, carrying tea, sugar & seeds 7 Mar 1828 NCT
L'Edith a French vessel; stranded near Annalong Harbour 31 Mar 1866 DR
Leila out of Padstow; arrival of shipwrecked sailors from Angus Rock 6 Mar 1886 NC
Leona a schooner of 118/96 tons; built 1868 in Nova Scotia;regd. Belfast; owned by Samuel Fullerton of Donaghadee 1874 until 11 Aug 1908 when used as a coal hulk MB
Leonard Hollis
Leonard Hallaes/ Hales
a schooner of 92 tons; built 1856 in Porthmadog, Wales ; 3 Mar 1885 Porthmadog to Kolding (Denmark) , wind Se f6, lost on South Rock, Cloghy Bay, crew saved; newspaper report- wrecked at South Rock , Cloughey 7 Mar 1885 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC; JUAHS 2012 p21
Lewis a schooner of 73 tons; built in Prince Edward Island in 1848; regd. Caernarfon ; owned by William J. Hunter of Newry in 1887 MNL/MB
Liberty master McDonnell; left Belfast for Liverpool with a cargo of butter 31 Oct 1789 BN
Lily wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1761 LM 2000 p26
Lily (The) a schooner of 85/70 tons; built 1878 in Portsoy/ Banff ; regd. Newry ;owned by John Orr jnr & Robert Orr of Annalong & others from Belfast, Donegal & Tyrone; wrecked near Portrush 14 Jun 1931; Capt Robert Orr with crew Jack Orr & Charlie Bell; photo available SSM p23; MB
Linen-Hall an old established trader, master Hugh Dickson; carrying linen cloth from Belfast to London 19 Oct 1790 BN
Lion wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1809 LM 2000 p26
Lion a schooner; stranded on Strangford Bar 10 Jan 1857 DR
Lion a brigantine of 160 tons; built 1863 by Beeching in Yarmouth; 100 x 22 x 12; owned by H. McKelvy of Glastry; regd. Yarmouth ; 18 May 1878, Rio de Janeiro to Aracaju, in ballast. lost 20 mile SSE of Caravellas (all Brazil) , crew (7) saved BoTWR/ MB
Lizzie a ketch of 34 tons; built in Belfast in 1867; regd. Belfast; owned by Thomas Milligan of Kilmore in 1887 MNL/MB
Lizzie a schooner of 82/64 tons; built 1868 in Conwy, Wales; regd. Preston ;owned by Capt. Robert Skillen of Annalong in 1897; broken up on Glasdrummond beach 1926 MB
Lizzie a schooner out of Kircubbin; wrecked off Corsewell Point 17 Dec 1898 NC
Lizzie a large rowing boat out of Strangford Lough; capsized & crew & one passenger lost in 1913 Inv 2009 p32
Lizzie a motor fishing boat ; out of Annalong ; needed Newcastle Lifeboat crew 21 Jun 1938 SSM p142, 165
Lizzie Gibney a fishing boat; built 1864; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by C Trimble ; J Russell; name changed to Mary Saunders, owned by John Sloan, J McKnight; 15tons; ceased fishing in 1923 SSM p119,192
Lloyd a fishing/ sailing boat of 35 tons ; built 1887; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Annalong; owned by W Chambers & J McConnell; skipper William Chambers; submarined by Germans 30 May 1918 SSM p120; MO 18/6/08 p27 ; JMSLG 2010 p10
Loch Long

a ketch carrying manure from Belfast to Portaferry; foundered on the bar mouth of Strangford Lough in a southerly gale which was blowing up the Lough against the ebb tide & sank 10 Feb 1914 ; owned by Mr. John McMullan of Cloughey; master was William James Polly (formerly of Cloughey) & crew of David McCappin (mate of Cloughey) & Andrew McNamara (seaman of Castleboy); all drowned within easy sight of land

BT; Margaret Parker
Lochranza Castle a schooner og 98/78 tons; built 1876 in Ardrossan; motorised 1922; regd. Wick;owned by Samuel Robinson of Annalong 1922 until grounded in River Mersey & broken up 29 Mar 1939 skipper James McKibbin c. 1917; photo available SSM p6,7; MB
Loch Sunart an rigged emigrant ship of 1231 tons ; possibly her maiden voyage; 11 Jan 1879 Glasgow to Melbourne Australia with general cargo & 45 passengers; wind W f4, lost on Skullmartin Reef, Ballywalter Bay, crew (32) & passengers all saved; reported 18 Jan 1879 BoTWR/MB; NC
London schooner;a Solway steam packet; carrying hats 3 Mar 1828; wrecked on Dundrum coast 13 Jan 1838 NCT; DR
Lonsdale 236 tons; regd. Belfast; owned by Michael O'Sullivan of Swansea; ran aground near Kilkeel 9 Nov 1935 DR*
Lord Ashburton stranded in Ballyquinton Bay, sale of hull & materials 3 Aug 1844 DR
Lord Bangor formerly 'Irish Volunteer'; last of the local privateers ; sailed from Portaferry 15 Feb 1781, sprung mainmast after a chase by a French frigate & put into Cork 21 Feb 1781; put up for sale in Portaferry 25 Jun 1781 SSSCP
Lord Blayney paddle steamer; from Warrenpoint to Liverpool Uk; wrecked 20 Dec 1833, all lost ; article from Liverpool Mercury available MO 7/1/04
Lord Castlereagh launced from Thomas Gelston's shipyard in Portaferry in 1814 SSSCP p 16
Lord Downshire 4 masted Barque of 2262 tons; owned by Thomas Dixon & Sons, timber merchants of Belfast; 1st registered 1882; collided with Prince Oscar and sank off Brazil 12 Jul 1895, all lost, 3 from Co. Down PRONI 2a/29/ 184b
Lord Willoughby a schooner of 63 tons; built in Preston in 1840; regd. Belfast; owned by James Elliott of Portaferry in 1887 MNL/MB
Louisa wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1819 LM 2000 p26
Louisa a schooner of 59 tons; built Bangor 1838 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Charles Neill of Bangor & skippered by William Brown in 1881 & 1887 NDM p124; MNL/MB
Louise Amelie a French lugger out of Nantes ; wrecked in Dundrum Bay 18 Dec 1858; 5 lives saved DR & DR 19/11/2008 p45; SSM p165
Louisa Ann a schooner of 99 tons; built in New Quay (Cards) in 1849; regd. Aberystwith ; owned by Thomas Hinds of Killough in 1887; 69x19x11 MNL/MB
Lydia richly laden with English & Irish manufactures, wrecked near Sheepland Feb 1779, all but one crew lost, plundered by local people LM 1984 p8; LM 1991 p6
Lynx a fishing boat of 20 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by R Wilson SSM p119
Mabel schooner of 85/63 tons; built Ulverston 1876 ;regd. Barrow ; owned by John & William McBurney & John Gordon of Annalong 1876 until vessel lost 26 Nov 1924 MB
Maggie a smack of 16 tons ; built 1847; owned by R. Nicholson of Kilkeel; not registered; 1 Sep 1883 in ESE f9 gale, drove from her mooring in Carlingford Lough & wrecked; no crew on board BoTWR/MB
Maid of Erin a schooner of 74 tons; built 1850 in Nova Scotia ; registered Newry ; 6 Oct 1874 Whitehaven yo Balbriggan with coal, stranded & lost on South Point, Macammon Island, Co. Down; owned by Patrick O'Laughlin of Magherasaul BoTWR /MB
Maid of Erin pleasure trip at Portaferry regatta, notice 24 Jul 1858; auction of ship's timer at Quoile Quay 29 Mar 1884 DR
Maid of Erin a schooner of 57 tons; built 1846 in Salomon River, Nova Scotia ; registered Belfast; owned by J. Forsyth, 17 Scotch St, Downpatrick 1874-1878 MB
Maid of Irvine schooner of 48/40 tons; built 1861 in Saltcoats; regd. Belfast; owned by William McCullough & Samuel Andrews of Annalong 1892 until 10 Dec 1902 when used as a hulk MB
Maid of Mourne a fishing boat of 35 ton; 35ft; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Kilkeel; owned by Earl of Kilmorey ; skipper P Curran thenn J Teggarty SSM p120,192
Malvina a Belfast steamer; stranded at Ballywalter 30 Aug 1862 DR
Manchester wrecked at Strangford 23 Feb 1861 DR
Marco Polo a fishing boat of 35 tons; 40ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Kilkeel; owned by J. Curragh, W. McKee & T. McKee ; skipper W. McKee SSM p118
Marcus 350 tons; Joseph Drew, master; Warrenpoint to Baltimore; passenmger ship 29 Feb 1828 NCT
Margaret master Griffith; left Belfast for Liverpool with a cargo of beef 27 Oct 1789 BN
Margaret a fishing boat; owned by Hugh Burns of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Margaret a barque of 505 tons; built 1861 in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia; owned in Carrickfergus; regd. Belfast; 14 Oct 1881 Quebec to Belfast with timber, wind N f10, driven onshore Bangor Bay, crew (13) saved BoTWR/MB; Bangor p10,11
Margaret a brigantine of 123 tons; built Bordeaux, France in 1839; regd. Belfast; owned by Hugh Hustin of Ballymoney in 1887 MNL/MB
Margaret a lugger of 15 tons; built St. Ives in 1860; regd. St. Ives ; owned by Mrs. Margaret Rooney of Ardglass in 1887 MNL/MB
Margaret Garton a schooner of 82/79 tons; built 1877 Isle of Man; sold by Messrs. Gordon & Robinson of Annalong to Capt. William Black of Belfast 1943; went on shore in Strangford Lough 7 Oct 1944 & became a total loss MB
Margaret Grace schooner of 50 tons; built 1839 in Garliestown; regd. Dumfries; owned by Mrs. Jane Gibney of Annalong; 19 Feb 1881, Liverpool to Luce Bay, Dumfries with beans, wind SSE f4, lost on Long Rock Ballywalter; Capt. Gordon & crew (3) saved BoTWR/ MB
Margaret Jane out of Kilkeel ; Capt John McCartan; ran into foul wather art Blackpool in 1867 SSM p22
Margaret Jane schooner of 64/64 tons; built Milford 1851 ;regd. Newry ; owned by William McBurney of Annalong 1873 until in collision with steamer Batavia & struck schooner Clara (see above) and foundered 1 May 1901, crew Ok, carrying coal Workington to Annalong MB
Margaret Jane a schooner of 64 tons; built Milford in 1851; regd. Newry ; owned by Thomas Grills of Kilkeel in 1887 MNL/MB
Margaret & Janet master McMechan; arrived Belfast with leghorns & brimstone 29 Oct 1789 BN
Margaret Kendall a schooner of 85 tons; built 1862 in Berwick on Tweed by Gowan; 76 x 18 x9; owner & master of Killyleagh; regd. Barrow; 23 Aug 1884 Runcorn to Wick with salt, wind SSE f3, lostt on Proudfoot Rocks, Wick Bay; Capt. W. McKaig & crew of 3 drowned BoTWR/MB
Margaret Owen a schooner of 98 tons; built 1861 in Porthmadog; regd. Caernafon; 3 Mar 1881 London to Londonderry with bone manure; wind SSE f8, lost near Ringfad Point, crew (5) saved ; reported- came shore on Ringfad Point, Ardglass 5 Mar 1881 BoTWR/MB; DR
Margaret & Peggy a schooner of 49 tons; owned by Charles Sloan of Rostrevor; regd. Newry; 6 Sep 1884 Whitehaven to Rostrevor with coal, in SW f9 gale, post in Peel Bay, Isle of Man; Capt. D. Sloan & crew (2) saved BoTWR/MB
Margaretta a schooner of 64 tons; built 1856 in New Quay, Cardiganshire; 63 x 19 x9; owned by E. Phillips of Abersystwith; 26 Dec 1876 Swansea to Newry with coal, in SSE f9 gale, wrecked one mile E of Newcastle; 4 crew saved BoTWR/MB; SSM p165;DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Maria a brig of 88 tons; built in William McCleery's shipyard, Portaferry in 1826 SSSCP
Maria a fishing boat of 35 tons; 45ft; regd. Newry in 1869;out of Kilkeel; owned by H. Vaughan ; skipper T.Morgan SSM p118
Maria & Elizabeth a schooner of 65 tons; built 1839 in Runcorn ; regd. Newry; owned by Arthur & Hugh Morgan of Kilkeel; 16 Apr 1875 on Newry to Cardiff with potatoes, when off Arklow Lightship, Co. Wicklow, struck floating wreckage and foundered BoTWR/ MB
Maria Lowther a schooner of 84 tons; built 1840 at Guernsey; owned by W.R. Kelly of Whitehaven; regd. Whitehaven; 2 Oct 1878 Harrington to Drogheda with coal & bricks, wind SW f5, lost 2 mile south of Newcastle, crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Maria McCleery a ship built in William McCleery's shipyard, Portaferry c. 1840 ; left Portaferry on her maiden voyage never to be seen again SSSCP
Marian schooner of 112/84 tons; built Barnstaple; regd. Padstow ; owned by James & Thomas McKee & James Ferguson of Kilkeel & William McBurney of Annalong 1877 until it foundered at sea 13 Apr 1925 MB
Marianne a Newcastle lifeboat in service 1906-1922 SSM p137,138, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Marianne McCrum a fishing/saling boat of 35 tons ; built 1899; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Annalong; owned by Master McCrum, J McCartan & W Cunningham; skipper John McCartan submarined by Germans 30 May 1918 SSM p120; MO 18/6/08 p27; JMLSG 2010 p10
Marion a schooner; wrecked in Strangford Lough, heroic conduct of Portaferry boat's crew 22 Oct 1881 DR
Marion B13 a yawl, built in 1924 by James Murnan of Kilclief for Robert Taylor of Killough; story & pictures available KCL p 109; DS 1998 p41-50
Marion captured & sunk by bombs in Ballyhalbert Bay during 1st World War JUAHS 2012 p24
Mariposa a fishing boat of 17 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Newcastle; owned by J. Cunningham SSM p119
Mariposa a smack of 17 tons; regd. Fleetwood ; owned by Thomas McMillan of Killyleagh in 1887 MNL/MB
Marquis of Normanby a brig; wrecked at Cloughey 21 Apr 1849 DR
Martha a lugger of 16 tons; built St. Ives in 1859; regd. Belfast; owned by Bernard Hughes of Ardglass in 1887 MNL/MB
Martha Ann schooner of 68/53 tons; built Cheshire 1866 ;regd. Newry ; owned by James McKee of Magheramurphy until struck Hunter Shoal off Cranfield Point & wrecked 5 Mar 1909, crew saved, carrying granite from Annalong to Liverpool MB
Martha Fay sailing ship; taking granite Newry, Kilkeel to Liverpool ; 53 tons; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Martha Whitmore a life boat; wrecked at St. John's Point 20 Oct & 3 Nov 1860 DR
Mary out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Mary arrived in Donghadee with mail & passengers 20 Feb 1788 BN
Mary wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1814 LM 2000 p26
Mary wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1815 LM 2000 p26
Mary a smack; wrecked in Ardglass Harbour 24 Dec 1853 DR
Mary a smack from Douglas; wrecked on Round Rock (?) going into the bay in 1855 LM 1985 p38
Mary 23 tons; 42ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by J.G. & A.Gordon &E. Irvine ; skipper J. Orr SSM p118
Mary a fishing boat oof 30 tons & 30ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Cranfield; owned by C & C. Minnis SSM p118
Mary a fishing boat of 30 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Greencastle ; owned by C. Minnis SSM p119
Mary a ketch / fishing boat of 24 tons; built Port St. Mary in 1864; regd. Newry ; owned by Alexander Gordon of Annalong in 1887 MNL/MB; SSM p119
Mary a schooner of 53/37 tons; built 1842 at Whitehaven; owned by John Gordon of Annalong from 1907; vessel broken up 8 Nov 1930 MB
Mary Ann out of Killough in 1738 LM 1996 p8
Mary Anne a ketch; in Killough Harbour in 1825; painting available KCL p 96
Mary Anne schooner of 120 tons; 1st vessel built in Newry at Francis Carvil's building yard 9 Dec 1845 AG
Mary Anne a schooner of 62/49 tons; built 1846 at Newry; regd. Dublin;owned by Charles Murray & James Counsell of Arklow Co. Wicklow; unseaworthy & broken up 13 May 1919 MB
Mary Ann owned by William Mateer of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Mary Anne a schooner of 86 tons; built 1847 in Bridport; regd. Belfast;owned by James Elliott & James & Hugh Stewart of Portaferry 1877 until broken up in 1915 & used as a dumb barge MNL/ MB
Mary Anne a schooner; ashore at Killard Point 29 Sep 1849 DR
Mary Ann a schooner from Newry; coming into Ardglass (?) harbour struck the quay in low water, when tide rose the vessel sunk LM 1985 p38
Mary Ann a schooner of 57 tons; built Prince Edward Island in 1846; registered Newry; from Troon to Newry with coals, sprand a leak and foundered 7 mile SE of St. John's Point 14 Aug 1874 ; owned by Crozier Spence of Newry BoTWR/MB
Mary Anne a schooner of 39 tons; built 1834 at Bangor; owned by D. Bishop of Ringneill; regd. Belfast; 24 Dec 1881 Killyleagh to Maryport with hay, wind SW f8, lost near Ballyquinton Point; Capt. R. McVicar & 2 crew saved BoTWR/MB
Mary Anne a schooner of 95 tons; built 1847 in Bridport; owned by Henry R. Miller of Portaferry ; regd. Grimsby; 20 Feb 1877 in NW f10 storm, broke from her moorings at Portaferry Quay & wrecked near Church Point, Strangford Lough, crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB; Inv 2009 p32
Mary Anna a schooner of 59 tons; built Appledore in 1846; regd. Belfast; owned by William Denvir of Strangford in 1887 MNL/MB
Mary Blane lifeboat found near Donaghadee, fears for vessel & crew 4 Nov 1854 DR
Mary Boyes ketch of 90/72 tons; built Brixham UK 1886; regd. Hull ;owned by William Mahood of Portavogie, Joseph Mulrea & John McMullan of Cloughy 1886- the vessel was broken up 10 Feb 1905 MB
Mary Campbell sailing ship; taking granite Portavogie to Belfast & Liverpool ; 12 tons; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Mary Coles a brigantine of 188/175 tons; built 1865 at Prince Edward Island; regd. Belfast;owned by Capt. Robert Skillen of Killyleagh from 1868 until wrecked in Denmark on way to Russia with salt 14 Oct 1900; crew of 7 safe MB
Mary & Elizabeth of Ardglass; Charles & Pat Smyth & Charles Magee crewmen drowned off Cambelltown 1854 LM 1985 p38
Mary Grace a schooner of 64/58 tons; built 1871 at Irvine; regd. Dumfries ;owned by William McKibbin of Annalong 1918-1926 then sold to Stromness, Orkney; lost off Orkney Island 27 Jun 1927 MB
Mary Helen a brigantine of 163 tons; built1866 Georgetown , Prince Edward Island; 102 x 25 x12; owner/master J. Rippert of Fishers Hill, Bangor with S. Skimin of Bangor taking the loss; regd. Liverpool;21 Jan 1885 Swansea to Dublin with coal, wind SE f4, lost Dundrum Bay; owner/master & crew saved BoTWR/MB
Mary Jane for sale at Strangford 7 Nov 1857 DR
Mary Jane a fishing boat of 17 tons; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Warrenpoint ; owned by M.O'Mara J. McGuigan SSM p119
Mary Jane a fishing boat of 16 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by S. Gordon SSM p119
Mary Joseph nickey fishing boat; built Kilkeel c. 1877; restored in Ulster Folk Museum; photo available SSM p54,192
Mary Stuart owned by McNeilly brothers of Moneydarraghmore, Kilkeel ; used to smuggle rum, wine & tobacco late 1700s HOTC p108
May a schooner of 84 tons; built Prince Edward Island in 1855; regd. Caernarfon ; owned by Simon Hanratty of Newry in 1887 MNL/MB
Maymaid a Strangford Lough cruiser ; skippered by James Boyd ; came 4th place at Kircubbin Regatta 19 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
McLod sailing ship of 29 tons; taking granite to Liverpool, Glasgow & Newcatle ; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Menai a brig; plying Bangor to Warrenpoint; Capt. Edwards, carrying slate 9 Feb 1828 NCT
Menapia wrecked on the rocks at St. Johns Point, out of Waterford 13 Dec 1836; memorial in Killough graveyard; all drowned MIs
Mercury a brig; wrecked at North Rock 27 Feb 1847 DR
Mermaid wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1797 LM 2000 p26
Mermaid shipwrecked at Donaghadee 14 Jan 1854 DR
Mermaid a fishing boat of 18 tons; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Kilkeel; owned by J Curragh & J Maver then R. McKnight SSM p119,192
Mermaid a fishing boat of 28 tons;; built 1877 in Cornwall; regd. Newry c. 1907; out of Kilkeel; owned J Magennis then P Murphy; skippers J Magennis, T Curran &P Kearney; stopped fishing 1922 SSM p119
Mermaid a yacht; skippered by Mr. McQuirter ; won 16-20ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Messmate wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1819 LM 2000 p26
Mexico left Liverpool with 100 Irish immigrants, bound for New York , ran aground on Long Island NY 2 Jan 1837 ; only 3 emigrants survived, most froze to death Familia 2010 p100
Michael out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Midge small steamer; plying between Quoile & Liverpool 13 Jun 1857 DR
Minapia a schooner out of Waterford ; foundered off St. John's Point, all hands lost 13 Dec 1836 ;buried in St, Ann Killough KCL p 27
Minniehaha a fishing boat of 10 tons; 38ft; ; regd. Newry in 1869; owner by W. Glazer; skipper T. Doran; sank in a gale; burial of Capt. William Bell 13 Nov 1886 NC; SSM p118
Miss Hughes a schooner of 65/59 tons; built 1884 at Caernarfon; regd. Aberystwith ;owned by Robert Green of Kilkeel, Joseph Purdy of Rostrevor & Alexander Purdy of Annalong 1898 until in collision off entrance to Belfast Lough with steamer Wheatsheaf 8 Jan 1917; sank; cross channel work carrying coal ; photo available SSM p8,9,81, 132; MB
Minerva wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1818 LM 2000 p26
Molley out of Ardglass; captain was John Chidsdale with crew John McKeown, John Youar, John Norris, Henry Crangle & James Nelson in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion LR 2007 p85
Mona Star a fishing boat of 18 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by A. Hill SSM p119
Mona's Star a lugger of 20 tons; built Peel in 1871; regd. Newry ; owned by Maxwell Anderson of Annalong in 1887 MNL/MB
Morgan Rattler a smuggling lugger; xhased by Revenue officer in Glassdrumman Bay 4 Dec 1790 HOTC p142
Morning Star from Whitehaven; Capt. Matthews & little McMahon from Killough; owner R. Clarke; ship lost 1834 LM 1985 p37
Morning Star a skiff; out of Newcastle;sunk when fishing with 5 drowned 17 Apr 1914 SSM p137
Morris's a schooner of 87 tons; built by Morris in River Tyne (Pelaw Main) in 1861 ; regd. Lancaster ; sold to Alexander McClurg of Killyleagh in Nov 1883 for £350 by James Fisher of Barrow; declared missing at sea with a crew of four 22 Dec 1894 in gales on passage Harrington to Killyleagh with coals; 79x19x9 MNL/ BoTWR//MB
Moses Parry a schooner of 79/58 tons; built 1859 at Porthinllaen;regd. Dublin ; owned by Andrew Robinson & John Gordon of Annalong 1902 until vessel broken up 17 Oct 1923 MB
Moss Rose a fishing boat;built 1900; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel; owned by J Martin then J Beck & J McKee then R Vrownklow & M McBurney & in 1917 Earl of Kilmorey & F Chambers; skipper Bill McBride; 16tons; broken up 1925 SSM p119,192
Mountaineer a steamer; plying between Waterford & Liverpool, stranded at Carllingford, wheat cargo damaged by sea water 21 Jan 1828; plying between Strangford Lough & Liverpool; could get no further than Hare Island 11 Oct 1851; timetable 1 Nov 1851 NCT; DR
Mount Charles 280 tons; owned by East Downshire SS. Co.; took passengers to Scotland SSM p174
Mountstewart dreadful boating disaster in Strangford Lough, 8 people drowned 20 Apr 1895 NC
Mount Stuart a schooner of 54 tons; built 1855 in Rothsay ; owned by Nathaniel Hunter of Ardglass ; regd. Stranraer; 3 Jan 1880 Ardglass to Whitehaven in ballast, wind SW f4, lost on leaving Ardglass Harbour; Capt. J. Lascellews & his 2 crew saved BoTWR/ MB
Mourne Lass a drifter; out of Portavogie; needed rescuing in Solway Firth 9 Nov 1935 DR*
Myrannet sailing ship of 44 tons ; taking granite Belfast, Newcatle to Liverpool ; also visited Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
Mystic a steamer; aground on Cope land Islands 21 Jul 1900 NC
Mystical Rose out of Kilkeel; went to help fishermen on Twin Sisters during storm 9 Feb 1894 SSM p200
Nancy out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Nancy Swedish owned steamer; 1000 tons; out of Gotenburg; loaded herrings in Ardglass 3 Oct 1938 DR*
Nanscow a smack of 35 tons; built 1812 in Padstow by Martin Withell; 50 x 16 x8; regd. Strangford; owned ny Miss Martha Hughes of Ardglass in 1878 with J. Hughes of Ardglass taking the loss; 7 Jul 1885 Whitehaven to Killough with coal, in SSW f10 gale, lost near Point of Ayre Lighthouse, Isle of Man; Capt. C. Reenan & crew (2) saved BoTWR/MB
Napried of Spalato 2 an Austrian barque ; from New York to Newry ; anchored off Annalong 19 Dec 1882 & needed assistance SSM p136
Nathaniel plying between Belfast & Liverpool 1739-1793; Patrick Withers ,master in 1750 PE
Native a schooner; out of Carrickfergus Co. Antrim for Whitehaven UK; foundered on rocks at Cairn Point, Copeland Islands, Bangor but got off next tide 21 Sep 1842 BU 30/9/1842
Native a schooner of 85 tons; built 1864 Aberystwith; regd. & owned Aberystwith; 7 Jan 1886 Aberdovey to Belfast with slates, wind SW f6, stranded on Ringfad Point, neear Ardglass, crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Nautilus a smack owned by Thomas Russell; sank near Killough 5 Apr 1856 KCL p 27
Nautilus a yacht; skippered by capt . W. Mahood ; came 3rd in 16-20ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Nellie Bywater a schooner; out of Annalong; skipper William McKibbin c. 1921; taken 9ver for war effort in 1940; photo available SSM p5,7,192
Nelson a schooner of 134 tons; built by Wright in Coverdale New Brunswick in 1870; regd. Belfast; owned by Horatio Croskery of Downpatrick in 1887; 94x 25x9; Strangford Lough to Ardrossan 7 Aug 1887, in ballast, about 8 mile north of Corsewell Point, Firth of Clyde, sank following collision with steamer Ayrshire of Belfast, crew (6) & a passenger (master's wife?) all saved MNL/ BotWR/ /MB
Nestor a schooner of 69 tons; built Liverpool in 1825; regd. Glasgow ; owned by Mrs. Jane McBurney of Bangor in 1887 MNL/MB
Neta a yacht; skippered by Mr. H . Baxter ; came 2nd in 16-20ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Never Can Tell formerly Snowdrop; a fishing boat; built 1888; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel ; 31tons; 50ft; owned by Mrs . Isabella Cousins; skipper in 1918 was Hugh Kearney with Tommy Donnan as crew ; sunk by German subbmarines 30 May 1918 SSM p120,192; MO 18/6/08 p26, 27; JMLSG 2010 p9
Newland a sloop/ ketch of 29 tons; built Tarleton (Lancs) in 1859; regd. Belfast; owned by Capt. James Montgomery of Bangor in 1877 & 1887; took limestone & bricks to Ballyhalbert Bangor p30; MNL/MB
New Loyalty wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1788 LM 2000 p26
New Loyalty master Brown; arrived Belfast with drapery & felt cargo 27 Oct 1789 BN
New Loyalty wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1797 LM 2000 p26
New Quay a schooner of 110/84 tons; built Bideford UK 1847; regd. Fowey;owned by John McMullan & William Mahood of Portaferry & Elizabeth Lascelles of Ardglass 1874 until it foundered 20km north of Loch Swilly Ireland carrying coal from Whitehaven to Buncrana Co. Donegal 4 Apr 1909 MB
Newry a new 1st class copper fastened sailing ship of 700 tons; between Newry & Quebec 14 Mar 1828 ; wrecked in Carnarvon Bay in 1830 with 400 emigrants for Quebec on board, most passengers saved NCT; Familia 2010 p99
Nicolia Powlowitch a Russian ship anchored off Bangor Bay in 1820 ; the crew were British subjects & wrote letter to Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle, complaining that the vessel was unfit for use, they hadn't been paid & the owner threatened to shoot anyone who hindered the ship CSO
Nimble a brig; lies on the seabed at Ballyhenry Bay c. 1996 where there was a breaker's yard LM 1996 p17
Noltland Castle a ketch of 50/44 tons; built 1881 at Peterhead; regd. Kirkwall ;owned by James Heaney of Annalong 13 Mar 1918 then foundered off Port Patrick on Dublin to Glasgow 15 May 1918; 3 crew saved MB
Norfolk a schooner; ashore on Ballyhenry Point 26 Nov 1881 DR
Norland a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926; owned by John Murray of Banffshire SSM p76
North Esk a brig of 208 tons; master in 1851-52 was Capt. William Henry McCleery of Portaferry SSSCP
Nova Providenza a Genoese brig; Dublin to Troon in ballast; wrecked on rocks at Ringfad 2 Jul 1854; auction of goods KCL p 27; LM 1985 p38
Numph (sic) a brigantine; sold by auction in Dundrum, stranded on passage to Newry, master Nicholas Fisher 13 Jan 1796 NS
Nymph wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1797 LM 2000 p26
Oak out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Oak SS out of Newry; stranded on rocks in Cemae's Bay in 1924 DR 9/2/1924R
Ocean Monarch a fishing boat of 33 tons; built 1880 in Fife; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by J Cousins & A Atkinson SSM p119
Ocean (Ostzee) Packet a brigantine; out of Harlingen, Holland ; sailing from Liverpool to Riga with cargo of salt; 7 crew rescued by Newcastle Life boat crews 17 Apr 1877 DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Ocean Pride Portavogie, Ballyhalbert; a herring boat 16 Apr 1937 DR*
Olaf Kyrre a Norwegian brig; 29 Nov 1880; on shore at Newcastle with no hope of getting off in one piece Lloyds/MB
Old Hunter a schooner of 103/79 tons; built 1877 in Berwick; regd. Barrow ;owned by Andrew Robinson & William McKibben of Annalong 1878 then sold to Channel Shipping Co. 3 Aug 1917; wrecked Padstow 20 Feb 1918 taking coal Newport to Granville SSM p7; MB
Olive a collier ship; owned by Joseph Fisher & Sons, Newry; in collision with 'The Pine 12 Nov 1936 BN* 5/4/1937
Olive Branch a smack of 46 tons; built 1846 in Peel; owned by P. Callaghan of Cork; regd. Lerwick; 13 Jan 1880 Inverness to Cork with potatoes, wind NW f4, lost on Ballyquinton Point BoTWR/MB
Opah a brigantine of 113 tons ; built Prince Edward Island in 1868; regd. Belfast; owned by Capt. William Hoey of Bangor in 1874; coastal trade & William Gilmore of Killyleagh in 1887 Bangor p31; MNL/MB
Orator wrecked 27 Dec 1890 NC
Orford a brig; ashore at Minerstown 4 Oct 1851 DR
Osprey a light ship; stationed at South Rock, Ards 5 Jul 1955 by 'ILT Granuaile' JUAHS 2012 p26
Ostzsee (Ocean)Packet a brigantine of 212 tons; regd. Harlingen, Holland; 17 Apr 1877 Liverpool to Riga , Latvia with salt, wind SE f5, wrecked 2 half miles east of Newcastle, crew of 7 saved BoTWR/MB; SSM p 165
Othello a barque; stranded at Cloughey Point 4 Mar 1882 DR
Owners Delight Plying between Belfast & Liverpool 1757-1759; Patrick Withers,master in 1779 PE
Palmer a oacket boat; mail & passengers on board sailing from Donaghadee to Portpatrick , need protection from privateers & row boats 23 Mar 1793 NS
Pandora schooner of 85/79 tons; built & regd. Fraserburgh 1876 ; owned by William, Elizabeth & James McBurney of Annalong, James McKee of Kilkeel, William McVeigh of Annalong 1897 until in gale at anchor off Moelfra, dragged anchor & went onto beach at Penmaenmawr, Anglesey & wrecked 18 Jan 1921 on Liverpool- Wicklow with coald MB
Papoose a yacht; skippered by Mr. J. McCausland; won 30ft race at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Paragon a brigantine of 104/79 tons; built 1851 at Cape Breton; regd. Dublin ;owned by Alexander Gordon of Annalong 1870 until vessel until for navigation 27 Jul 1911 MB
Pawnee wrecked at Donaghadee 2 Mar 1872 NI
Peace & Plenty a fishing boat; built 1886; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel; owned by G Grills, T Chambers, G McCartan & R McKee in 1937; skippers J McArtan, J Rooney, T O'Brien, M. Morgan, J. H. McBride & G. Chambers ; ceased fishing 1952; photo available SSM p65, 120,192, 193
Pearl of Glasgow wrecked off Cloughey with lives lost 29 Jul 1893 NC
Peggy from Liverpool to Belfast ; wrecked on North Rock, Slanes 25 Feb 1780 , a battalion from Belfast was sent to arrest men from pillaging the cargo Public Advertiser , London
Peggy lost on Gun's Island, Dunsford in 1827; captain Blair, owner Richard Clarke LM 1985 p37
Pergia a fishing boat of 20 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by J. McArtan SSM p119
Perseverance a schooner of 108 tons; built 1839 in Workington; regd. Maryport; 3 Mar 1881 Maryport to Dunblin with coal; wind SSE f9, lost near Ardglass, crew (4) saved ;reported- came ashore at Ardtole 5 Mar 1881 BoTWR/MB; DR
Peter Duffy a sloop/lighter of 35 tons; built Belfast in 1839; regd. Newry ; owned by Moses Hunter of Newry in 1887; plied Newry Canal , drowning of Francis Hunter near Ballybot 6 Aug 1898 MNL/MB; Irish World (New York)
Petrel a smack of 18 tons; built 1855 in Little Mill, Dumbarton; regd. Belfast; owned by Robert Neill of Bangor; carried limestone in 1870s; owned by J. Neill of Bangor 3 Jun 1875 Whitehead to Bangor with limestone, wind SSW f5, foundered 3 mile SE of Whitehead (Antrim) Bangor p40; BoTWR/MB
Petrel built 1853/5 ; South Rock Light vessel in 1910 JUAHS 2012 p23,24
Phillis a schooner of 69/59 tons; built 1860 at Preston; owned by Messrs. Gordon & Robinson of Annalong 1867 ; brought in 20 tons of general goods & took 110 tons of granite to Cumbria UK 1 May 1901; wrecked when entering Annalong Harbour from Co. Louth 25 May 1917 SSM p105; MB
Phoenician schooner of 63/58 tons; built Douglas , Isle of Man 1875; regd. Douglas ;owned by John Linton of Annalong 1875 until in collision in river Mersey UK with Solway Prince & sank; 3 crew saved (carrying granite) MB
Phillis
Phyllis
a schooner of 59 tons; built Preston in 1860; regd. Newry ; owned by George Gordon of Kilkeel in 1887; out of Annalong; Capt. John Gordon then Capt Robert McCartan c. 1930 MNL/MB; SSM p29
Pilot Fish a paddle steamer; ashore at Ardglass 30 Aug 1879 DR
Pine SS built by by J. S Fisher of Newry in 1907; in collision with Olive 12 Nov 1937 DR 9/2/1924R; BN* 5/4/1937
Pioneer a new Portaferry ship 27 Aug 1887 NC
Pioneer a nobby fishing boat of 35 tons; 45ft ;regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Annalong ; owned by P Trimble, W Gibney; skippers P Trimble; survived U-boat attack c. 1917 SSM p73; 120
Pius the Ninth a ketch of 42/33 tons; built 1872 at Skerries ;regd. Dublin; owned by Alexander Robinson of Annalong 1872 until lost in collision in River Clyde with steamer Ardencraig 14 Dec 1912; 3 crew saved MB
Plasma a sreamship ; out of Glasgow ; 8 crew save off Newcastle 27 Oct 1916 SSM p137, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Port a brigantine of 65 tons; built Maryport in 1841 ; regd. Belfast; owned by David Bishop of Ringneil in 1887 MNL/MB
Portaferry sailed from Strangford Lough to New York c. 1780 DR 23/4/67R
Posie a brigantine of 187 tons; built 1868 in Sackville, New Brunswick; registered Glasgow 14 Oct 1874 Ardrossan to Cuba with coal, lost on Ringfad Rocks, Ardglass , crew (7) saved; owned by John Curran of Portaferry; 104 x 24 x 10 BoTWR/ MB
Portaferry sailed from Belfast to Quebec 3 Apr 1828 with passengers SSSCP p 42
Porthcarrack a coastal steamer that served Strangford Lough in 1920s; photo available Inv 2009 p49
Preston a galliot; wrecked near South Rock, Strangford; master's corpse recovered 13 Apr 1850 DR
Pride a fishing boat of 30 tons; 56 feet long; 16 feet beam; launched Leestone 1866; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Kilkeel SSM p118; MO 29/5/1953 *
Pride of Mourne a ketch of 56/50/48 tons; built Bideford 1870; motorised 1921;regd. Newry; owned by owned by Co. Down (newry area) man 1921 then changed name to Pride of Taw of Bideford in 1916; lost 30 Nov 1923 & owned at Troon MB
Prince sailed from Donaghadee to Edinburgh with Passengers 28 Nov 1777 BN
Prince Arthur a steamer; collision in Belfast Lough with Royal Mail steamer Wolf 19 Oct 1867 DR
Princess Louise a schooner of 75/58 tons; built 1871 at Perth; regd. Barrow ;owned by Joseph & Alexander Purdy & John Gordon & James McConnell, all of Annalong & Mary O'Brien (nee Purdy) of Aberdeen from 1873; taking granite to Liverpool & Irvine ; also visited Annalong in 1905 ; captains Charlie McBurney, James McConnell & William Heaney; lost off Cardiff Sands 12 Apr 1924 SSM p31,105; MB
HMS Princess Royal Sidney Augustus Rowan Hamilton appointed to the ship 30 Mar 1861 DR
MV Princess Victoria passenger /car ferry ; Stranraer to Belfast; sank in storm 31 Jan 1953; Imperial Hotel, Donaghadee used as headquarters for relief operation; 133 passengers & crew drowned; lifeboats washed up at Kearney Point photo available DR* 5/2/1936
Progress a schooner of 53/41 tons; built 1879 in Peel, Isle of Man ; regd. Peel ;owned by Thomas & Charles McBurney of Annalong & David McAtee of Kilkeel 1879 until 1924 when vessel broken up MB
Prosperity a schooner of 45 tons; built Dumfries in 1799; rebuilt 1857; regd. Newry ; owned by James Doyle of Kilkeel in 1887; out of Newry; wrecked at Ballyquinton Point 12 Aug 1888 on Irvine to Kilkeel with coal; crew (3) saved NC; MNL/MB/BoTWR
Provider out of Portavogie; caught in a storm 30 Oct 1936 DR*; SSM p76
Provstein wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1823 LM 2000 p26
Pursuit wrecked at South Rock 15 Dec 1849 DR
Queen Bee a fishing boat 23 tons; 39ft; built 1876; regd. Newry c. 1914; out of Kilkeel; owned by P Sloan ; skipper T Cunningham; destroyed by fire inKilkeel harbour 1919 SSM p120,192
Rambler a schooner ; built 1838 in Granville, Nova Scotia; owned by James Savage junior of Windsor Hill, Newry; in collision with Alma 5 Jan 1882 10 mile south of South Rock Lighthouse MB
Rambler a schooner of 57 tons; either built 1838 in Granville, Nova Scotia or built at Glasson, Lancashire by Nicholsons; owned in 1878 by James Hill of Windsor Hill, Newry with the master of Carlingford taking the loss; regd. Newry; 9 Aug 1885 Carlingford to Liverpool with paving stones, wind S f8, lost near Tyrella Coastguard Station; Capt. J. Halligan & crew (3) saved; reported in newspaper- gallant rescue by Tyrella lifeboat 15 Aug 1885; rescue by Tyrella lifeboat 28 Nov 1885 BoTWR/MB; PE; DR; NC
Rambler

a sloop; belonged to Mr W. Bennett; used as a flagship at Killyleagh Regatta 16 Aug 1911

DR*
Rankin a schooner of 67 tons; built 1834 in Ayr; owned by John Fullerton of Donaghdee; regd. Irvine; 6 Dec 1879 Workington to Donaghadee with coal, wind ENE f9, lost near Donaghadee Lighthouse; Capt J. Macken & 3 crewmen saved BoTWR/ MB
Ravinila a ketch; out of Cowes, UK went aground on South Rock, Ards 22 May 1901 , crew rescued JUAHS 2012 p21,22
Ready Rhino ashore at Killough 12 Oct 1867 DR
Reaper owned by Mr. Abernathy of Belfast; master was Capt. McGuigan; wrecked at Kearney near Portaferry 8 Mar 1890 NC; Irish World NY
Rebecca & Jane a fishing boat of 19 tons; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Annalong; owned by P Smith & Moses Hunter SSM p119; Brett Dashwood
Reform a Norwegian schooner; refloated at Burial Island 4 Apr 1896 NC
Reformation a 4 year old cutter of 200 tons; sailed from Strangford Lough with 60 emigrants to New York Aug 1784 under Capt. James Chambers of Portaferry SSSCP; DR 23/4/67R
Regalia a screw steamer; plying between Glasgow, Downpatrick, Newry & Dundalk, notice 27 Aug 1853 DR
Reigate a Newcastle lifeboat 30ft long with 6ft beam; in service 1864-1877 SSM p134, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Rengate out of Liverpool UK; wrecked on South Rock, Ards 18 Dec 1916 JUAHS 2012 p21
Retriever SS 459 tons; a collier; out of Newry; in collision with 'SS Connemarra' 3 Nov 1916; Capt Patrick ONeill; most drowned SSM p38; DN v2 208 p3-7
Revenge a revenue cutter near Strangford/Portaferry in 1797 JUAHS 1977 p30
Rex out of London; wrecked on South Rock, Ards 21 Dec 1906 JUAHS 2012 p21
Richard a sloop of 67 tons; built Winsford in 1851 ; regd. Maryport ; owned by John Gordon of Annalong in 1887 MNL/MB
Richard Cobden large schooner; out of Kilkeel c. 1927 SSM p188
Richard Phillips a nickey fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926; owned by John Cottrel of Co. Cork SSM p76
Richard Pope a barque; 10 men rescued by local lifeboat crew in 1826 in Dundrum Bay SSM p134
Rigel out of Bremen, Germany; collided with South Rock lightship 'Petrel' 5 Aug 1910 but failed to stop, writ served JUAHS 2012 p23,34
Rippling Wave out of Fowey; wrecked on South Rock, Ards 1 Mar 1907 JUAHS 2012 p21
Rising Sun a fishing boat of 21tons; 35ft; built 1895; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Annalong; owned by A Gordon, J Orr, H & R. Gordon; skipper A Gordon ; sold Portavogie 1910 SSM p120
Rival a schooner of 94 tons; regd. Belfast; 13 Dec 1878 Llanelli to Belfast with coal, wind ESE f5, lost on How Mill Roch near Cloughy, crew (5) saved BoTWR/MB
Rival a fishing boat; built 1886; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Annalong; 35tons; 46ft; owned by R Young & J Reilly ; skipper R Young SSM p120,192
River Lagan a barque of 851 tons; built of iron in 1877 in Belfast by Harland; 199 x32 x19; owned by J. Neill of Bangor; regd. Belfast; 4 Mar 1885 Glasgow to Valparaiso with general cargo, in a calm, lost on New Year Island near Tierra del Fueggo, Cape Horn; Capt. W. Mahood & crew (16) survived BoTWR/MB
Riverside sailing ship; taking granite to Liverpool ; 51 tons; visited Belfat, Newry & Annalong in 1905 SSM p31
R.L.Alston
R.L. Anston
a steamer of 452 Tons; built 1868 in Syockton on Tees; 25 Jan 1885 Bilbao (north Spain) to Glasgow with Iron Ore, wind SSE f6, lost on Killard Point, no loss of life; newspaper report-wrecked at Killard Point in Strangford Lough 31 Jan 1885 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC
Robert a sloop of 44 tons; built 1784 in Northwich; regd. Beaumaris ; 20 Jan 1879 Bangor (north Wales) to Dundalk with slates, wind SE f7, wrecked about 2 mile east of Cranfield Point , Ccrew (2) saved BoTWR/MB
Robert a brigantine of 104 tons; built Barnstaple in 1775 ; bought by Robert Hewitt of Bangor in 1888; 67x21x13; sold 1890 to Bangor/Beaumaris area for use as a hospital/isolation hulk MNL/MB
Robert Brown out of Newry; sank after collision in Belfast Lough 9 Oct 1886 NC
Roberts a sloop; master McSherry; carrying coals from Whitehaven; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 KCL p 26
Robert Burns
Robbie Burns
a small iron steamship; built in 1857 by T. B. Seath of Rutherglen on the Clyde UK for James Paton of Ayr, Scotland; measured 120 gross tons & dimensions of 106.0- 18 feet; owned by Dundrum & Newcastle Steam & Packet Company since 1859 for cross channel trade; brought to Quoile in 1866 by John Forsythe to carry regular cargo between Downpatrick & Whitehaven & Workington in north of England & Isle of Man ; pleasure excursion to Isle of Man from Killyleagh 1 Aug 1868; plying between Downpatrick & Whitehaven 22 May 1869; notice 13 Jul 1878; sold to Newry owners in 1883 when Forsyth died LR 2011 p24=27; DR ; LM 1983 p42-43
Robert & George a fishing boat; owned by Patrick Rowny of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Robert & Mary owned by Peter Macken of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p136
Rodgers a new brig of 200 tons ; sailing from Portaferry to Baltimore USA in Ap 1775 SSSCP
Roger and Barbara launced from Thomas Gelston's shipyard in Portaferry in 1813 SSSCP p 16
Rosabelle a steamer; owned by James Neill of Bangor c. 1890 Bangor p8
Rose a schooner; built in William McCleery;s shipyard, Portaferry in 1801 SSSCP
Rose (The) sailed from Strangford with 201 people from Audleystown for America 28 Oct 1852 ; no record found of it arriving in Boston Inv 2011 p20
Rose a Belfast steamer; wrecked on Copeland Islands 31 Jul 1858 DR
Rose a schooner of 73 tons; out of Youghal Co. Cork ; from Bridgwater to Dublin with bricks & tiles; in SSE f8 gale, wrecked 2 mile E of Newcastle ; 4 crew save , one man lost 26 Feb 1874 BoTWR/MB; SSM p134, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15; MO 15/4/2009 p27
Rose a schooner of 75 tons; built Granville in 1853; regd. Newry ; owned by Thomas Greene of Seadorde in 1887 MNL/MB
Rose & Betty a brigantine; sailed from Strnagford 20 Apr 1783 with passengers for Norfolk, Virginia or Baltimore, Maryland USA LR 2009 p67
Rowan a cargo steamer; owned by Joseph Fisher & Sons, Newry; in collision Carlingford Lough in 1936 BN* 5/4/1937
Royal Oak rescued from Baillie's barn in Ringdufferin c. 1944 having been there since 1843 ; photo available ; oldest rowing racing boat left in the world ; 9.56 x 1.22m LM 1993 p16-19
Ruby wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1818 LM 2000 p26
Ruby sailing barque; owned by East Downshire S.S. Co c. 1900; brought timber from St. Lawrence SSM p173
Ryan a fishing boat of 17 tons; regd. Newry c. 1910; out of Newcastle; owned by John Teer; broken up in 1914 SSM p119
St. Anthony a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926 SSM p76
Saint Barchan torpedoed off Killough by a German U boat 21 Oct 1918; 8 seaman lost KCL p 27
St. Columbia a fishing boat of 30 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by J. Greene SSM p119
St. George wrecked at Ballywalter 21 Oct 1882 NC
St. George of Killough; on fire at Ardglass 4 Apr 1863 DR
St. George a motor launch ; out of Kingston ; 4 crew save off Newcastle 15 Dec 1924 SSM p140, 165; DR 19/11/2008 p45
St. Halvard out of Tonsberg; auction of the wreck at Ballyquinton 2 May 1885 NC
St. Malacy a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926; from Baltimore SSM p76
St. Mary a fishing boat of 20 tons; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Kilkeel; owned by J. Greene SSM p119,192
St. Mary a nickey fishing boat of 29 tons; 45ft; built 1872 in Cornwall; regd. Newry c. 1907; out of Kilkeel; owned by C Newell then C Minnis & J Dodds; skippers C Newell, C Minnis & P Collins SSM p119
St. Mary a fishing boat of 29 tons out of Kilkeel; skipper was Paddy Collins; attached by Germans during 1st World War MO 18/6/08 p27; JMLSG 2010 p10
Saint Mungo captured & sunk by bombs in Ballyhalbert Bay during 1st World War JUAHS 2012 p24
St Patrick a fishing boat of 25 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by P. Curran SSM p119
St Patrick a nickey fishing boat of 22 tons; 45ft; built 1897; regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Kilkeel; owned by Ellen Curran then Chambers ; skippers W. Curran, J Ballance, WJ Campbell SSM p120, 188,192
St Winifred a fishing boat of 21 tons; 32ft; built 1904; regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Kilkeel; owned by G. Grills,TR Chambers, T.O'Brien ; skippers T. O'Brien, WJ Campbell SSM p120
Salley out of Ardglass ; captain was Thomas Meason with crew Bernard Blaney, Adam Banks, John Fitzsimons, Richar Dinegan & James Fitzsimons in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion LR 2007 p85
Sally from Wexford; wrecked in Ardglass Harbour 1836 LM 1985 p37
Sally a smack of Ardglass; coming from Whitehaven with coal, wrecked on new pier 2 Oct 1854 LM 1985 p38
Sally & Ann a brigantine of 76 tons; built 1812 in Kelton, Dumfries ; regd. Whitehaven ; 17 Mar 1880 Newport (south Wales) to Dundalk with coal, winds ESE f8, lost off Annalong BoTWR/MB
Samuel plying between London & Newry; carrying seed 7 Feb 1828; unloading at Newry, tea, sugar & seed 7 Mar 1828 NCT
Sarah wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1741 LM 2000 p26
Sarah a schooner of 74 tons; built in William McCleery's shipyard, Portaferry in 1838 SSSCP
Sarah a smack; wrecked at St. John's Point 26 Sep 1840 DR
Sarah a fishing boat of 18 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by S. Shannon & J. Cunningham SSM p119
Sarah a fishing boat of 29 tons;built 1877; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel ; owned by WJ Chambers then J Davenport &T Edgar; skipper J McArtan & T Edgar ; broken up 1923 SSM p119,192
Sarah Ann a barque from Liverpool; wrecked of Sheepland harbour 28 Oct 1854 LM 1985 p38
Sarah and Elizabeth built in William McCleery's shipyard, Portaferry in 1806 ; sailed to Quebec & St. Andrew's, boarded & looted by privateers in 1813 SSSCP
Sarah and Eliza a brig of 240 tons; left Portaferry for New Brunswick Canada with Francis Mortimer as master 1 Feb 1819 SSSCP
Sarah Forsyth a brigantine ; built 1852 in Maine USA & named Bonapart ; regd. Belfast; owned by John Forsyth of Downpatrick c. 1875 MB
Sarah Hughes a schooner of 49 tons; built 1861 in Ardglass ; owned by J. Hughes of Ardglass ; 9 Mar 1875 Ardglass to Whitehaven with hay, wind SSW f9 gale, wrecked quarter mile NE of Maryport harbour BoTWR/ MB
Satisfaction wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1807 LM 2000 p26
Savage a brig out of Portaferry; ; wrecked in Skerries Harbour, Dublin 12 Feb 1856 ; master William Murehead & crew perished SSSCP
Scally of Killough; letter from James Savages praising the vessel 19 Oct 1844 DR
Sea-Bird wrecked at St. John's Point 17 Jun 1854 page 2 DR
Sea Bird a schooner/ yacht of 78 tons; built by Hatcher in Southhampton in 1868; planked with wood on iron framework; regd. Cowes; owned by Earl Annesley of Castlewellan in 1887; 86x18x11 MNL/MB
Seaman ashore at Kilclief 28 Feb 1846 DR
Sea Mew a wooden smack ; built by Shepherd & Co. Whitehaven in 1870 as a sailing trawler ; regd. Whitehaven ; owned by James Elliott of Portaferry in 1886; on Portaferry to Whitehaven with wheat 8 Dec 1886; during a storm was lost at Port Allan, Wigtown; crew (3) drowned MNL/MB/ BoTWR
Sea Nymph a sailing ship out of Warrenpoint; owned by Roger Hall of Narrow Water castle; traded to Liverpool UK with household goods NWB
Shamrock a steam packet ship; between Newry and Liverpool 16 Sep 1843 DR
Shamrock a fishing boat of 20 tons; 40ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Green Harbour ; owned by F. Savage SSM p118
Shamrock a new vessel 24 Jun & 26 Aug & 2 , 30 Sep 1899 NC
Shamrock a light vessel for South Rock, Ards in 1921 JUAHS 2012 p24
Sibylle lost in the Atlantic with 300 Irish emigrants bound for Quebec on board in 1834; all died , except for 6 crew Familia 2010 p99
(Aulini) Sinai a French brigantine of 149 tons;regd. Nantes; owner/master P. Curet; 15 Nov 1876, from Nantes to Preston with grain, in S f8 gale, lost at Black Rock, crew (7) saved; wrecked in Dundrum Bay 25 Nov 1876 BoTWR/MB; DR
Sirius a schooner of 46 tons; built Whitehaven in 1839; regd. Liverpool; owned by Nicholas Shanks of Ballyquinton in 1887 MNL/MB
Sir James Kemp(t) a ship; wrecked during a severe storm; 15 people rescued including a lady & young child by Rossglass lifeboat crew 4 Dec 1829 in Dundrum Bay SSM p134; LES p1
Sir Watkin being superceeded by 'Thomas' 29 Feb 1828 NCT
Sisyphus dredger ; in Ardglass harbour 22 Apr 1912; crewman ill with pneumonia LM 1992 p55
Six Brothers a smack of 32 tons; built Warrenpoint in 1871; regd. Newry ; owned by Moses Hunter of Newry in 1887 MNL/MB
Slains Castle a fishing boat; built 1886; regd. Newry c. 1890; out of Kilkeel; owned by J & W McArtan, then J & J McBride, J Campbell, R.McKee, WJ Annett; skippers were D McArtan, H McBride, R Campbell; 18 tons; totallylost 1926 SSM p119,192
Slaney a schooner of 73 tons; built Nova Scotia in 1839 ; regd. Belfast; owned by James Neill of Bangor in 1887 MNL/MB
Slieve Bearnagh a new Bangor steamer, trials 5 May 1894 NC
Slieve Donard a fishing boat of 35 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by Mary Minnis SSM p119
Slieve Donard a ketch of 28 tons; built Dundalk in 1878; regd. Newry ; owned by Thomas Wills of Kilkeel in 1887; sold to G. McNeely of Donegal when from Co. Donegal to Sligo with salted mackerel, in light breeze when stranded McSwaynes Bay, Co. Donegal 1889/90 and became a total loss MNL/MB; BoTWR
Slyboots a brigantine; stranded on Salt Rock within Strangford Bar 14 Nov 1885 DR
Snowdrop a fishing boat of 30 tons; 44 ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Cranfield ; owned by G. Gordon & J. Doyle SSM p118
Snowdrop a motor fishing boat ; out of Annalong ; needed Newcastle Lifeboat crew 27 Nov 1940 SSM p165,119,192
Sofala a barque of 796 tons; built 1867 Varazze, Italy; 162 x 33 x22; owned by W.F. Redmond of Newry; regd. London; 1 Oct 1885 Sharpness (Gloucester) to Miramichi (New Brunswick) in ballast, wind NW f9, foundered 95 miles NNW of Galley Head, Co. Cork; Capt. H. McDougall & crew (13) saved BoTWR/MB
Soggarth Arwon a fishing boat of 25 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Cranfield ; owned byHF Vaughan SSM p119
Solferino wrecked with loss of life in Dundrum Bay 18 Jan 1862 DR
Solferino a schooner of 89 tons; built 1854; owned by John Field of Killyleagh; regd. Dublin; 23 Jan 1883 Newport (south Wales ) to Newry with coal, wind SE f9, lost Harroldstone Cliff, St. Bride's Bay, Pembs; Capt. W. McKaig & his crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Sovereign a fishing boat of 48 tons; 51ft; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Newcastle ; owned by E McAnulty & P Acton then W McCulla & A Robinson of Annalong; ; skipper T Teer, P Cunningham, J Heaney, W McCullough SSM p119
Sparkling Wave a lugger of 29 tons; built Ramsey in 1884; regd. Belfast; owned by John Palmer of Portavogie in 1887 MNL/MB
Sparkling Wave a fishing/sailing boat of 29 tons out of Kilkeel; skipper was Hugh Rogers; attached by Germans during 1st World War MO 18/6/08 p27;JMLSG 2010p10
Speed a brigantine of 84 tons; built Annapolis, Nova Scotia in 1856; regd. Belfast; owned by John McCausland of Killyleagh in 1887; on Workington to Killyleagh with coal 14 Oct 1897, in a gale, went on shore close to Killard Coastguard Station; crew (4) saved MNL/MB; BoTWR
Speedwell a schooner of 47 tons; built 1868 in Rothesay; owned by A. & J. Shaw of Arran Isles; regd. Ardrossan; 16 Nov 1880 Liverpool to Londondery with salt, wind N f10, trying to enter Strangford Lough for shelter struck Rock Angus at entrance & lost; crew (5) saved BoTWR/ MB
Spy a schooner of 65 tons; built 1846 in Plymouth; regd. Belfast; owned by Robert Hicks of Killough; 8 Dec 1874 Belfast to Douglas with potatoes, wrecked entering Douglas Harbour, crew (3) saved, Capt J. McShent BoTWR/MB
Star of Bethlehem a skiff; built by Duncan Scott c. 1870; out of Annalong SSM p192
Star of Kilkeel a fishing boat of 30 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Greencastle ; owned by S Shannon SSM p119
Stella a Strangford Lough cruiser ; skippered by Mr. P. W. Hanna ; came 3rd place at Portaferry Regatta 12 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Storm Nymph a brigantine of 151 tons; built Liverpool, Nova Scotia in 1858; regd. Belfast; owned by William Hindle of Ballymacarrett in 1887; 100x26x11 MNL/MB
Strathdon a steamer of 169 tons; built 1881; regd. Glasgow; 9 Oct 1883 Abergele (north Wales) to Glasgow with limestone, lost on South Rock, Cloughy, no loss of life BoTWR/MB

Strathyre
a steam ship of 182 tons; built 1881 Port Glasgow; regd. Glasgow; 7 Feb 1883 Troon to Dublin with coal, in gale S f10, lost on Kearney Point; crew saved ;newspaper report- ashore at Kearney Point; gallant rescue of ship's crew 10 & 17 Feb 1883 BoTWR/MB; DR
Success wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1757 LM 2000 p26
Success a brig of 168 tons; built 1854 Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick; owned by Hugh Donnan of Portaferry; 99 x21 x12;regd. Belfast; 27 Jan 1881 Dublin to Maryport in ballast, in wind SE f8, lost on Burial Island; Capt. D. Curran & crew (4) saved; reported ashore at Burr Point near Ballywalter 29 Jan 1881 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC
Successful sailing ship; out of Killough in 1724; owned by William Montgomery & Michael Ward; carring coal & Timber KCL p 12
Sultana HM cutter; captained by John Wheeler of Kilkeel (a sailmaker & midshipman) in 1786 HOTC p144
Summer Star a fishing boat out of Ardglass in 1926 SSM p76
Superior wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1825 LM 2000 p26
Susan a schooner; out of Dublin; 4 crew recued off Newcastle 31 Jan 1865 SSM p165; DR 19/11/2008 p45
Susan a schooner of 44 tons; built 1812 in Cape Breton; regd. Belfast; owned by James Montgomery of Bangor; 8 Feb 1884 Bangor to Troon in ballast, wind S f5, wrecked Black Rock, Troon; Capt. J. Eddis & crew (2) saved BoTWR/MB; Bangor p30
Susan a fishing boat of 36 tons; 46ft; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Annalong; owned by A Robinson &W McCullough; skipper W McCullough SSM p120
Susanna a brig; master was George Conway; arrived in Portaferry 21 Sep 1832 from Quebec LR 2009 p67
Susannah a sloop of 20 tons; built Castle Espie in 18070; regd. Belfast; owned by James Neill of Bangor in 1887 MNL/MB
Swallow a schooner; master Boyd; carrying coals from Whitehaven to Newry; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845 KCL p 26
Swarthe wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1747 LM 2000 p26
Sweet Home a fishing boat of 16 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong ; owned by J &C Gordon then Douglas SSM p119
Swift a schooner; out of Wexford; ashore at Newcastle 28 Dec 1872; 5 saved DR; SSM p165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Tana a yacht belonging to Capt. Knowles; wrecked off Ballywalter with 4 lives lost including Agnes Gentle 14, 21 Sep & 12 Oct 1847 DR; MIs
Tarragona a brigantine of 145 tons; built by Kennedy in Whitehaven in 1863; regd. Whitehaven ; owned by James Vaughan of Killough in 1887; by 1900 owned out of Arklow; auxillary motor installed 1926; left to rot & broken up c. 1942; 92x21x12 MNL/MB
Tartar out of Ardglass; captain was James McMahn with crew Patrick Rooney, James Rooney, Hugh Corren, William Ealson, Patrick Rooney & David McMeal in 1798; had to apply for a fishing pass during 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion; plying between Rotterdam & Newry; flax & clover seed & fish 8, 21 Jan 1828 LR 2007 p85; NCT
Tertius a schooner of 185 tons; regd. Gothenburg, Sweden; 4 Jan 1877 Greenoch to Lisbon with coal, in gale, wrecked at Ballyferris Point, Crew (5) saved; reported , Greyabbey Petty Sessions 17 Mar 1877 BoTWR/MB; NC
Teutonic steam ship; launching by Harland & Wolff, Belfast 26 Jan & 3 Aug 1889 NC
Thames a brigantine; a Newry linen ship, master Joseph Jones, ashore on rocks at Crawfordsburn 23 Jan 1794; to be sold by acution at Bangor 7 Apr 1794 NS
Thermopylae a buckie fishing boat of 26 tons; 54ft ;regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Kilkeel; owned by F. Chambers, H. McBride, T. Hanna WJ Chambers; skipper P. Collins SSM p120,192
Thernis an Italian steamer wrecked on North Rock 24 Feb 1906 JUAHS 2012 p22
Thistle a ketch of 63/53 tons; built 1877 in Plymouth ;regd. Faversham ; owned by Thomas McBurney of Kilkeel & David McAtee from 1910; of Annalong cross channel with scrap iron in 1918; vessel broken up 25 Apr 1921 SSM p7; MB
Thomas wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1811 LM 2000 p26
Thomas fast sailing ship of 500 tons; commander J. Coffey; emigrant ship, Warrenpoint to Quebec 29 Feb 1828 NCT
Thomas a schooner of 53 tons; built Northwich in 1815; regd. Belfast; owned by Alexander Gordon of Annalong in 1887 MNL/MB
Thomas a sloop of 57 tons; built St. Helens in 182 5; regd. Glasgow; owned by Alexander Gordon of Annalong in 1887; 68x17x7; converted for use as a dumb crane barge Sep 1910; broken up 1833 MNL/MB
Thomas Gelston ship; left from Belfast for Philadelphia 4 May 1818 BN
Thomas May a fishing boat; owned by John Baillie of Newcastle c. 1847 WDG p137
Three Brothers out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
Three Sisters wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1819 LM 2000 p26
Tikey an Austrian brig; wrecked & loss of 6 lives in Dundrum Bay 10 Dec 1859 DR
Timandra a brigantine of 105 tons; built Port Gilbert, Nova Scotia in 1865; regd. Belfast; owned by James Neill of Bangor in 1887; Maryport to Belfast with coal, 2 Apr 1890 off the Mull of Galloway, lost in collision with steamer Owl of Glasgow, crew (4) saved MNL/MB/ BoTWR
Titania a barquwntine of 265 tons; built 1873 at Bridport; owner by C.R. Bowring of Liverpool; regd. Liverpool; 2 Feb 1879 Ardrossan to Demerare with coal, wind SSE f6, lost on North Rock near Cloghy, crew (10) saved ; newspaper report -wrecked on North Rock 8 Feb 1879 BOTWR/MB; DR
Tobargo ashore on Mew Island 11 Sep 1886 NC
Topaz a brigantine of 140 tons; built 1859 in Prince Edward Island ;regd. Dundalk; 3 Mar 1881 Ardrossan t Dundalk with coal; wind SE f9, lost on Brigg's Reef off Groomsport; crew (5) saved BoTWR/ MB
Trader a brigantine of 68 tons; built Ulverston in 1813; regd. Maryport ; owned by Henry Donnan of Portaferry in 1887 ; 4 crew save off Newcastle 13 Feb 1876 MNL/MB; SSM p165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
Trial a schooner of 93 tons ; built Whitehaven in 1867; regd. Whitehaven ; owned by Peter Smith of Donaghadee in 1887; shipping casulaty 25 Oct 1884 MNL/MB; NC
Trial a schooner of 112/109 tons; built 1867 at Whitehaven; regd. Newry;owned by Stephen & John McVeigh of Kilkeel from 1912 until sold to Liverpool as a barge Mar 1916; broken up Aug 1939 MB
Trientalis Swedish barque of Gothenburg; wrecked off Pladdy Lug in 1908 LR 2004 p87
Turquoise out of Glasgow, Scotland; wrecked on South Rock, Ards 1 Mar 1907 JUAHS 2012 p21
Tuskar a fishing boat of 12 ton; 37ft; regd. Newry c. 1913; out of Kilkeel; owned by James Doyle; skipper R Doyle; went to Dundalk in 1915 SSM p65, 120
Twin Sisters small fishing boat; out of Kilkeel; 6 crew lost in storm 9 Feb 1894 SSM p200
Tyrella a life boat; launched at Dundrum Bay 6 Oct 1860 DR
Uladh a River Class yachet owned by Marchioness of Londonderry ; entertained German Ambassador to London , Herr Von Ribbontrop 1937 LM 1984 p40
Ulalume a schooner of 75 tons; builtGreenwich, New Brunswick in 1874 ; regd. Belfast; owned by Matthew T. Orr of Downpatrick in 1887 MNL/MB
Ulidia a barque of 263 tons; master in 1852 was Capt. William Henry McCleery of Portaferry; intended for China trade to carry tea to Belfast SSSCP
Uncle Tom a nickey fishing boat of 52ft; built 1883; regd. Newry c. 1915; out of Kilkeel; owned by James McIntosh, WJ Campbell, J Magee SSM p120,192
Union a schooner; wrecked in Dundrum Bay 27 Jan 1838 DR
Unity wrecked at Millin's Bay 15 Dec 1849 DR
Unona a Strangford Lough cruiser ; skippered by James Glover ; came 3rd place at Kircubbin Regatta 19 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Upas SS out of Newry; a coastal trader; owned by JS Fisher; wrecked 19 Mar 1915 DR9/2/1924R
Urania wrecked at Cloughey, for sale 19 Jun 1886 NC
Usk hit a rock & wrecked in Dundrum Bay off Rossglass 2 Dec 1825 in a gale; locals launced a fishing boat & 2 crew members & 4 passengers were rescued LM 2000 p26; LES p1
Valorous a gun boat from Newcastle with convicts (Irish Invincibles) for Downpatrick jail 25 Oct 1884 DR
Vancouver a smack ; passengers from belfast lough to Canade 17 May 1884 NC
Venture a schooner of 30 tons; built Dundalk in 1841 ; regd. Newry ; owned by Alexander Gordon of Annalong in 1887 MNL/MB
Venus a smack; Master Mr. Kelly; carrying coals from Castletown to Troon in Scotland; in Killough Harbour Oct 1845; wrecked between Dundrum & Newcastle 26 Aug 1848; letter from its master re Ardglass Harbour 23 Dec 1848 KCL p 26DR
Via a topsail schooner of 126/89 tons; built Brixham in 1864 by Upham; regd. Brixham; 91x 21 x12; ; owned & skippered by James Doyle of Kilkeel 1864-1931 ; lost off Carlingford Lough 5 Jun 1931 carrying coal from Liverpool; photo available SSM p140,192,193; MB
Victoria a steam packet; launching, to ply between Co. Down & Liverpool 8 Jul 1837; preparations for reception at Killyleagh Quay 19 Aug 1837; new quay built for this steam boat at Quoile, Downpatrick; article 30 Sep 1837; notice from steam packet company 14 Oct 1837; article 24 Mar 1838; meeting of shareholders 25 May 1839; article 12 Oct 1839; sold at auction to Messrs. Coates & Young 16 Nov 1839; wrecked with 8 lives lost 27 Nov 1852; etching available DR; LR 2009 p 24-30; LM 1998 p57-63
Victoria survived the storm in 1843 but struck a sand bar & wreck at Dundrum in 1845 with 16 drowned SSM p112
Victoria a schooner of 53 tons; built 1842 in St. Helen's, Lancashire; owned Caernarfon; regd. Beaumaris; 9 Feb 1884 from north Wales with slates, wind SSE f8 gale, lost on Ringmore Rocks, Dundrum Bay, crew (4) drowned; newspaper report- wrecked at Minerstown, all hands lost 16 Feb 1884 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC
Victoria a steamer out of Glasgow; wrecked at Groomsport 1 Dec 1888 NC
Victory a schooner; ashore at Newcastle 12 Nov 1853 DR
Victory a fishing boat of 23 tons ; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned by J McBride SSM p119
Victory a schooner ; built Southampton in 1859 ; regd. Caernarfon; 75x 18 x8; owned by Thomas Shaw of Kircubbin in 1887 MNL/MB
Victory a smack of 18 tons; built Peel in 1838 ; owned by William Piper of Ratalla in 1887 MNL/MB
Victory a fishing boat; regd. Newry c. 1916; out of Kilkeel; owned by R. Grills, P. Greenan; skippers P. Greenan, J McBride; ceased fishing 1924 SSM p120
Vigilant a cutter of 12 tons; owned by J. Lowry of Belfast; not registered; 14 Jul 1880 Drumore to Belfast with paving stones, stranded near Groomsport, crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Vigilant at Royal Ulster Yacht Club, Bangor Gala, a duel with Brittania 21 Jul 1894 NC
Village Girl a fishing boat of 31tons; built Penzance in 1878; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Kilkeel; owned byJ Russell; skippers W McVeigh, J Heaney, P Kearney, M Morgan & J McKnight & H Young SSM p119,192
Vine a smack of 27 tons; built 1839 in Peel ; owned by William McBurney of Annalong; 8 Apr 1875 on Troon to Annalong with coals, wind NE f5, lost on Killard Point, entrance to Strangford Lough BoTWR/ MB
Violet a fishing boat of 15 tons; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by J. Heaney, T Cunningham, T. Doran & R. Burden SSM p118
Vision a smack of 24 tons; not registered; 21 Feb 1884 Portaferry to Cloghy with manure, wind SE f9, lost Cloghy Bay BoTWR/MB
Vitesse a brigantine of 269 tons; regd. Belgium; owned by A. Schilz of Antwerp; 22 Nov 1875 Troon to Trinidad with coal, in SSE f9 gale out of Antwerp; wrecked at Millisle, crew saved 6 Nov 1875 BoTWR/MB; NC
Vivian a Strangford Lough cruiser ; skippered by Robert Mccann ; came 2nd place at Kircubbin Regatta 19 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Vivid a smack; used as a committee boat at Kircubbin Annual Regatta 19 Aug 1911 JUAHS 2012 p28
Volant a schooner; out of Annalong; cross Channel & Irish ports; owned by Robert Green & Purdy brothers c. 1920;photo available ; bound for Liverpool with cargo of stone driven ashore at Moelfre 9 Nov 1935 SSM p3,4,28, 186; DR*
Waft a schooner of 131/98 tons; built 1866 at Brixham; regd. Brixham;owned by David McAtee 1904 until sold to Cardiff owner Jun 1923; lost Co. Waterford 24 Oct 1924 MB
Walter J. Cummins a brigantine ; built by R. Brown, Weldford, New Brunswick in 1865; regd. Wigtown; owned by Thomas O'Brien of Killough in 1887 ; sold to Irvine Mar 1895; became a towed barge in 1905 & broken up Nov 1934; 91x 23x 11 MNL/MB/ BoTWR
Walter Scott a schooner of 139 tons; built 1864 in Fredericton New Brunxswick; owned by J. Curwen, Maryport; regd. St. John's; 3 Jan 1877 Maryport to Dublin with coal, in ESE f10 gale, wrecked 2 mile south of Clogher Head, crew (5) saved BoTWR/MB
Wancoma a schooner of 309 tons; regd. Belfast; 20 Oct 1877, Belfast to Charlestown USA in ballast; in S f8 gale, wrecked of Roddens Coastguard Station BoTWR/ MB
Wanderer a fishing boat of 23 tons; regd. Newry c. 1876; out of Kilkeel; owned by J. Greene SSM p119
Warlock a tug; owned by East Downshire SS. Co.;use to take larger ships over the bar at Dundrum SSM p174
Warrington a steamer; plying betwwen Strangford Lough & Liverpool, timetable 4 Jun 1842 DR
Wasp a smack of 30 tons; built 1862 in Peel, Isle of Man; owned by Hugh Finnegan of Portaferry with Mrs. Caughey of Portaferry taking the loss; regd. Belfast; 6 Nov 1884 Maryport to Portaferry with coal, in SSE f8 gale, lost on Long Rock near Ballywalter; Capt. P. Tumilty & crew of 2 only one survived; newspaper report- wrecked at Ballywalter with 2 lives lost 8 & 15 Nov 1884 BoTWR/MB; DR; NC
Waterlily a fishing boat of 14tons; 31ft; built 1897; regd. Newry c. 1911; out of Annalong; owned by P Trimble, T Cunningham & J Burden; skippersP Trimble, R Cousins; went to Dublin 1918 SSM p120
Waterlily a nickey fishing boat of 23 tons; 48ft; built 1896; regd. Newry 1914; out of Kilkeel; owned by W Cousins & TChambers; skippers W & J Cousins & W Hill SSM p120, 188,192
Waterloo schooner out of Beaymaris, sank in Bangor Bay 29 Jan 1876 NC
Water-witch a fishing boat of 17 tons; regd. Newry c. 1872; out of Kilkeel; owned by H R McCormick & S. Rodgers; an accident in Donaghadee, letter from Francis McMahon 4 Oct 1884 NC; SSM P119
Wave a lugger of 30 tons; 39ft; regd. Newry in 1869; out of Annalong; owned by & skipper R. Skillen SSM p118,119
Wave of Life a wooden paddle steamer of 12 tons; built 1860 in North Shields ; 87 x16 x9; owned by Charles McCoy of Newry; regd. Newry; 17 Jan 1882 Warrenpoint to Kilkeel in ballast, wind S f7, stranded about 4 mile north of Haulbowline Light, Carlingford Lough; crew (3) saved BoTWR/MB
Wellvale a trawler; smashed propeller and rescued by another boat 18 Apr 1935 DR*
Wembdon a large steamer out of Cardiff, Wales , wrecked during a snow storm at South Rock, Cloughey 8 Jan 1887, crew saved NC; JUAHS 2012 p21,22
W.H.L. (White Haired Lass) ketch of 97/78 tons; built 1885 Falmouth; regd. Belfast;sold by Doyle family of Kilkeel May 1917 to Sarnia Shipping Co. Guernsey ; sunk by German U boat off Portland 28 Jan 1918 off Cherbourg, France, crew saved ; painting available MB ; Fiona Jones
White Heather a fishing boat; built 1904 in Peel , Isle of Man; bought by James Palmer of Portavogie Mar 1913; see http://www.white-heather-nobby.com/story.htm Lena McVea
White Star a schooner of 133 tons; built 1871 in St. John, New Brunswick; owned by J. McCausland of Killyleagh; 2 Oct 1885 Killyleagh to Maryport in ballast, wind SW f9, lost near Maryport; Capt. J. Fowler & crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Wild Deer 3 masted full rigged ship of 1016 tons; built 1863 in Glas for W. Walker of London; an emigrant vessel; 12 Jan 1883 Glasgow to Otago, New Zealand with general cargo & 209 passengers, wind SE f7, stranded on North Rock, Cloghy; no lives lost; reported- wrecked on North Rock near Cloghey 20 Jan 1883 on way to Port Chalmers; 300 passengers all saved BoTWR/MB; DR; NC;PL
Wild Rose out of Annalong; 61 tons; took 100 tons of granite to Garston UK 1 May 1901 SSM p105
William out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
William wrecked in Dundrum Bay in 1804 LM 2000 p26
William plying between London & Newry carrying tea & sugar 7 Mar 1828 NCT
William a schooner; wrecked during violent storm on Strangford coast 12 Oct 1844; auction of hull 19 Oct 1844; completely wrecked on North Rock 7 Dec 1850 DR
William a smack; wrecked on Bangor rocks 12 Mar 1864 DR
William a brigantine; out of Londonderry; wrecked at Dundrum 4 Mar 1871; 5 saved DR; SSM p165; DR 19/11/2008 p45; MO 19/11/2008 p15
William a brigantine of 194 tons; built 1867 Prince Edward Island; regd. Swansea; 31 Dec 1874 Belfast to Swansea with iron ore, wind SSe f7 gale, lost on Bridges Reef near Grromsport; wrecked at Bangor 9 & 23 Jan 1875 BoTWR/MB; NC
William Bell a brigantine of 124 tons; built Prince Edward Island in 1856; regd. Belfast; owned by Robert Dunn of Newtownards in 1887; 98x 21 x 10 MNL/MB
William Cecil a motor fishing boat ; out of Annalong ; needed Newcastle Lifeboat crew 21 Jun 1938 SSM p142, 165
William Edwards a schooner of 59/51 tons; built 1834 in St. Helens, Lancs UK; regd. Liverpool ;owned by Capt. Thomas R. Chambers of Kilkeel 1877-1908 when sold to be a hulk in Whitehaven MB
William Fell a passenger ship of 400 tons; James Farren, master; Warrenpoint to Quebec; 28 Feb 1828 NCT
William Henry a schooner of 57 tons ; built 1847 in Nevin (nefyn); 30 Sep 1883 Belfast to Caernarfon in ballast, lost on Wilson's Point, Bangor Bay; crew taken off previously BoTWR/MB
William & Margaret a schooner of 87/76 tons; built 1846 in Peel;regd. Dublin ; sold from Arklow to Thomas & William McBurney of Annalong & James McKee of Kilkeel 1915 until vessel broke up at Annalong about 1922 MB
William & Mary out of Killough in 1738 KCL p 74; LM 1996 p8
William & Mary a brigantine of 126 tons; built 1768 in Whitehaven; regd. Workington ; 7 Jan 1870 Workington to Dublin with coal, wind SSE f9, lost on Rig Reef Cloghy Bay, crew (5) saved BoTWR/MB
William Shepherd a schooner of 72/57 tons; built 1864 in Flint ; regd. Beaumaris;owned by John McConnell & Samuel Chambers of Kilkeel ; 1891 until broken up near Connah's Quay, Flint 2 May 1929 MB
William Wallace a Ballywalter lifeboat, new 7 Feb 1885 NC
Winnifred a fishing boat out of Kilkeel; owned by Fishers of Newry SSM p65
Winnie a fishing boat of 29 tons; regd. Newry c. 1880; out of Annalong; owned by J Stewart SSM p119
Witch of the Wave

a ketch; out of Belfast to Portferry; needed lifeboat assistance in Cloghey Bay 16 Aug 1911

DR*
Witch of the Wave a schooner of 47/47/37 tons; built 1854 in Garlieston ;motorised Wigtown 1920/2; regd. Wigtown ; owned by James Elliott junior of Portaferry since 1902 until 28 Dec 1927 when vessel partly demolished ; lay off Audleystown for years before being broken up on Cloughey Rocks in 1920 ; the beams & masts were used to build Tully Farm barn on Shore Rd, Strangford MB ; DR 2/5/2012 p37 *
Wizard a fishing boat; built 1875; regd. Newry c. 1906; out of Kilkeel ;owned by J Ferguson, J McKee then T Chambers; skippers R McKee J McBride & G Chambers; ceasd fishing 1921 SSM p120,192
Wolf a sloop; stranded at Ballywalter on Dublin to Belfast run 28 Nov 1777 IED
Wolf a Royal mail steamer; collision with "Prince Arthur" in Belfast Lough 19 Oct 1867 DR
Wonder a steamer; pleasure excursion from Portaferry & Ardglass to Isle of Man 17 Aug 1876 DR
Xanthus collison in Belfast Lough, narrow escape but ship sunk 27 Jan 1894 NC
Xerifa a yacht belonging to Earl of Wilton; visiting Strangford 17 Sep 1853 DR
Young Hudson a schooner; out of Annalong; to Liverpool with granite ; sunk off Rostrevor in 1901 SSM p14
Zebra a schooner of 88 tons; built 1825 in Nevin (Nefyn); 55 z 17 x 10; regd. Caernarfon; 19 Sep 1885 Caernarfon to Broughty Ferry near Dundee with slates, wind SSw f8 ,lost near Ballyquinton Point; crew (4) saved BoTWR/MB
Zephyr a brigantine of 117 tons; built by Strong in Prince Edward Island in 1868 ;regd. Belfast; owned by Robert Dunn of Newtownards in 1887; 85 x 23 x 10 MNL/MB

 

Ships' figureheads in Minerstown
Ships' figureheads washed ashore when the vessel was wrecked, used like garden gnomes in a cottage in Minerstown c. 1880. (KCL p 93)