J4982 : Shipwreck remains, Bangor

taken 12 years ago, near to Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Shipwreck remains, Bangor
Shipwreck remains, Bangor
Over the years there have been many many shipwrecks in and around Belfast Lough. Many offshore wrecks remain, some almost intact, and can be dived. Most onshore wrecks were either refloated or salvaged for scrap and no trace of them remains. At Ballymacormick Point I found an old anchor from an unknown wreck J5284 : Anchor, Ballymacormick Point and here, at Wilson's Point, can be seen some steelwork from another. This has been identified as the remains of the M.V. 'Oregon 1' which foundered here after dragging her anchors on the 4th January 1945; most of the ship was either salvaged or remains underwater just offshore, this section is visible at low tide. The vessel was built in Copenhagan in 1916 and, heading for Halifax, Nova Scotia from Newport, it had been waiting in Belfast Lough to join an Atlantic convey. See LinkExternal link for further information on wrecks in north County Down.
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J4982, 142 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 7 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 3 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Wilsons Point  Bangor  Bangor Bay  Belfast Lough 
Shore (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 497 825 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.1054N 5:40.7426W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 497 824
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Shipwreck  Oregon 1  Bangor (Co Down)  Coastal Rocks 

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