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James Tyrrell

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Map ReferenceSH29NW
Grid ReferenceSH2320896403
Unitary (Local) AuthorityMaritime
Old CountyMaritime
Type Of SiteWRECK
Period20th Century

Archaeological remains associated with the loss of this vessel are not confirmed as present at this location, but may be in the vicinity.

Event and Historical Information:
The JAMES TYRRELL was a wooden schooner which had been given an auxiliary triple expansion steam engine. Technical and configuration specifications are given as 201gt; 109ft length x 22ft breadth x 8ft depth. At time of loss on 2 December 1921, the vessel was carrying animal feed and cake from Liverpool to Bridgwater. The sinking position was given as 53 26N, 04 39 30W or bearing 293 degrees 2.1 miles from the Skerries lighthouse (or 2 miles northwest of the Holyhead Breakwater Light). A Notice to Mariners was issued (NM 2204/21). However, nothing was found by HMS FOX in March 1983.


Sources include:

James Tyrrell, Wreck Site EU
Larn and Larn Shipwreck Database 2002
Lloyd's Register Casualty Returns, 1 October - 31 December 1921, p.7 (f)
UK Hydrographic Office Wrecks and Obstructions Database. ? Crown Copyright and database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (


Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, October 2009.

This record was enhanced in 2020 with funding from Lloyd's Register Foundation as part of the project ‘Making the Link: Lloyd's Register and the National Monuments Record of Wales’. Visit Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre for more resources.