Part of the Great Wars Trail

The remains of the ship can be seen in low tide in Ballyhenry Bay in Strangford Lough, near Portaferry.

Built in 1923 the Italian vessle was captured by the Allies in 1943 and was used as part of the Goosberry Breakwater on the British “Sword” Beach in Normandy on D-day 6th June 1944.

Following the conflict the ship was purchased by the John Lee Breakers Yard but whilst on its way to the yard she struck a rock and sank.

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Contact Details

  • Address Ballyhenry Bay Loughshore Road Portaferry Co Down BT22 1PD
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards VIC
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