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Site of SS Great Britain ‘shipwreck’ located in Northern Ireland

Archaeologists have located the exact position where the SS Great Britain was grounded for nearly a year during her fifth voyage to New York in 1846.

The incident, which was the result of a gross navigational error, left Brunel’s second great ship high and dry on the sands at Dundrum Bay, and it was only after a lengthy salvage that the vessel was rescued and put back into service. The exact position of the incident has long eluded historians but now it can be revealed where the ship rested, thanks to a week-long survey of the site using advanced geophysical techniques.

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This entry was posted on January 27, 2015 by in Archaeology.

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