|The STELLA MARIS was
a steel screw steamship, built at Glasgow by J. Shearer and Son. She
had a single compound engine which was built by Shanks, Anderson &
Co., also of Glasgow.
On the evening of Saturday the
7th of January, the coaster was on a voyage from Holyhead to Garston.
What happened is best described by the report in the issue of the
North Wales Chronicle dated Saturday the 14th of January 1905. It went
On Saturday night two
steamers collided off Holyhead, both vessels being so seriously
damaged that they sank within a short time after the impact.
It seems that about 9.20
p.m. on Saturday, while two miles off the Skerries, the coasting
steamer STELLA MARIS of Glasgow, bound from Holyhead to Garston in
ballast, observed a steamer looming up out of the darkness and
shortly afterwards the Spanish steamer ORIA, bound from Liverpool to
Bilbao, crashed into them. The STELLA MARIS sustained terrible
damage amidships and immediately commenced to fill and sink...