Horn Head
Ship Number
165
Vessel Type
Cargo Ship
Built
Belfast
Launch Date
1 March 1884
Delivered
24 May 1884
Owner
Ulster Steamship Co.
Weight
2496 grt
BP Length
321 feet
Breadth
37 feet
No. of Screws
Speed (approx)
Propulsion
The cylinders are 34 and 68" diameter with 45" stroke and 900lbs of working steam pressure, and about 250 n.h.p.
Official No.
90103
Registered
Belfast
Fate
Wrecked
 Horn Head

She has been built to a class 100 at Lloyd's but is strengthened generally far in excess of their requirement. 1893 went missing at sea, 30 lives lost.
 
Captain Thompson, writing to Messrs. Heyn, managing owners, with reference to the missing ship, pays a high tribute to the capabilities of Captain Scott as master mariner, and gives it as his opinion that the Horn Head must have run against one of the floating derelicts and been lost.  He says that there are about 400 of these dangerous obstacles floating about in the Atlantic in the way of passing vessels, and so great has the danger become from them that the United States Government have commissioned a cruiser specially to look out for these  floating  wrecks and destroy them.  The owners are also of this opinion, as they believe if she had foundered in a storm some wreckage would have been found.