The Toward was built in 1899 in Glasgow and was a Steel steamship sailing with a General Cargo from London to Belfast on the 31 October 1915 when she struck a mine laid by UC-6, who was a very successful sub sinking a total of 54 ships. This mine exploded under No2 hatch just forward of the Bridge with the ship rapidly catching fire and starting to settle in the water, the crew abandoned ship and were all picked up, including 5 who had jumped into the sea.
Diving: The wreck is up to 8m proud in a max depth of 31m, she is quite narrow and the bow section is blown off and 10m away. The decks are open and you can have a good look into her along her length. Once you get to the stern section there are quite a few plates missing and it is quite easy to penetrate into her here, just beware some of the gaps are smaller than others.
The wreck is owned by some local divers who do not mind anyone diving her, but object to any cargo or spidge being removed.