The SS northville was sunk in 1918 and now lays in 40m of water on a silty seabed. DIvers can get 45m deth in the scour so need to be aware wehn planning their dives! A good deep dive!

Dive Site Name: SS Northville        Dive Type: Wreck Dive       

Max Depth Seabed: 45m (Scour) 40m      Depth to top of Wreck: 36m  

Approximate Position: 50,23.25 N 03,24.12W

Tonnage: 2472tonnes    Length: 92.7m     Beam: 13.4m     Cargo: Coal

Date Lost: 17/02/18      How Lost: Torpedoed UB 33

Minimum Qualification: Deep Diver  (Or Equivilent) / PADI Tec 45
SS Northville 1897

 

The SS Northville was built by J. Readhead & Sons South Shields in 1897,yard number 323 – Launched 6/4/1897,and was owned and operated by The Lowlands Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. (J. Crass & Co.), South Shields at the time of her sinking in 1918.She was a
defensively armed British Merchant Steamer.

On February 17th, 1918, the SS Northville was on passage from Newport, wales, to Dieppe with a cargo of coal. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-33 (Fritz Gregor), 3.5 miles ESE of Berry Head. There were no casualties.

She now lies on a silty seabed in 40m of water however you can get 45m in the scour! She Stands proud of the seabed in SE-NW orientation. Her Stern is broken coal is scattered around the wreck.

 

Further Information:

www.divesouthdevon.com

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?10211

http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/4460.html

http://www.johnbage.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Readhead's%20Page%205.htm

 

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