Queen Victoria


Queen Victoria was a paddle steamer laid down by Wilson Shipbuilders in Glasgow, and was launched in 1838 for City of Dublin Steam Packet Company. Under a journey from Liverpool to Dublin with nearly one hundred passengers she hit ground at Howth under heavy fog late at night at Head 15. February 18 53. They managed to break free from the rock but she developed a dangerous leak, and was thrown in to the rocks again before she disappeared in the deep. She went down in less than fifteen minutes and only 17 people survived the accident. Salvage attempts failed and some inventory and artifacts was salvaged from the wreck where she laid. The ship's figurehead is exhibited at  the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. The battered remains of her rest today right outside Baily lighthouse on a depth of 15 to 20 meter.

Former names:
Queen Victoria

150,0 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
341 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1838
Dublin ( UK )

53° 21' 36.19 N 06° 03' 03.83 W
( Source: Irish Wrecks Online )

Picture: PS Prince of Wales
Sister ship of Queen Victoria
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Last updated: September 2020