Fyne Pioneer, Loch Fyne

Site Name: Duke of Northumberland - Clyde


The Duke of Northumberland was a wooden paddle tug built by C Chisholm, Shields, and launched in 1856. She sank on 18th May 1858 after a collision with the SS Thistle in the early hours of the morning. The SS Thistle circled for over an hour to pick up any survivors, but saw none. This was because the crew of the Duke of Northumberland had made a quick escape in their boat, landing at Millport some 90 minutes later.


Dive Site Info

Not much remains of this wreck today. She lies in just over 50m on a muddy seabed, orientated 130/210. Only machinery and a vertical boiler remain. Much of the hull is probably buried in the mud.

When to dive

Can be dived at any state of the tide.