PICTURE SPECIAL AS TEAM RAISES 105-YEAR-OLD ‘TITANIC’ ANCHOR FROM LOUGH SWILLY SEABED

first_imgDavid’s anchor!IT’S a tough job – but somebody has to do it.And so when David McGloin set about raising an anchor which had laid at the bottom of Lough Swilly for 105 years, he wasn’t joking.The six-tonne anchor was by the company Hingley Hetherton in 1908 – the same company which made the anchor for the Titanic just a few years later. And this monster was used for ships from Britain’s Royal Navy which used the pier in Rathmullan during World War One.David, from the Sheephaven Sub-Acqua club, spotted the anchor two years ago whilst working on helping gardai during a search of the area.This week David and his team returned. They also found some items from the period including Royal Navy teacups!Local photographer Paul Deeney was on had to capture the events in these images.     PICTURE SPECIAL AS TEAM RAISES 105-YEAR-OLD ‘TITANIC’ ANCHOR FROM LOUGH SWILLY SEABED was last modified: June 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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