The Irish Sea’s hard border.

In full effect.

Sibling of Daedalus writes:

Some dramatic paintings of wrecks in Dublin Bay that might interest Broadsheet readers, from the image archive of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.

(1) and (2) represent the wreck of the paddle steamer Queen Victoria (1853), which struck the rocks below the Bailey lighthouse [Howth, County Dublin] during a snowstorm in February 1853. Varying reports record deaths of between 53 and 80 passengers and crew.

(3) represents the crew of another paddle steamer, the Edward landing on the North Bull after another wreck in 1825.

A full list of recorded wrecks in Dublin Bay from 1576 onwards may be found here.

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17 thoughts on “Wrecksit

  1. hapfff

    “A full list of recorded wrecks in Dublin Bay from 1576 onwards may be found here.” – why no Dunphy? ha ha ha

  2. Slightly Bemused

    Nice post and link, but maybe I am blind. I cannot find the listing of the Victoria, nor indeed any for 1853, in the link.

  3. Sibling of Daedalus

    Thank you very much also, Slightly, Millie and GerMc.

    Slightly, you are right, it is not included in the list (I only looked for the Edward). I’m surprised about this as it was a significant wreck and there was an enquiry into it. The list must not be complete.

    If you would like to read further about the Victoria and the enquiry into its wreck, there is a really good account here (the writer of the account was also part of a diving group which explored the remains of the wreck in the 1980s)

    1. Slightly Bemused

      Thanks. I appreciate the additional info. Fascinating, and a little sad given the loss of life.

      1. millie st murderlark

        It’s the sound morons make when they think they’re being clever.

        I like it because it only serves to highlight how much a twat they actually are. You hear someone making that sound, you know automatically to avoid them.

        That kind of stupidity is catching you know.

  4. Vanessa off the Telly

    nice Sib

    and a great header
    that might be one for the shortlist Rotide

    Definitely Header of the week so far

    1. Sibling of Daedalus

      Thanks Vanessa, words can’t do justice to how Broadsheet’s headers and tag lines improve the material I send in. I am always amazed by what they do with it.

  5. Sibling of Daedalus

    Very sad, there has been enormous loss of life in Dublin Bay over the years

    One of the biggest maritime disasters ever:-

    There’s a great book out on this one specifically:-

    There was also a big shipwreck in Monkstown (the Rochdale) as a result of which it was decided to build Dun Laugher Harbour. Victims of this wreck are buried in Dun Laoghaire, Monkstown and Dalkey graveyards.

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