Tag Archives: Maritime History

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.

Tales  Of Old Dublin