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Newhaven Wrecks.


The Fortuna  - 50º 41' 38”N  000º 02' 16”W


The 76m steal streamship ank nine miles southwest of Beachy Head on 22 October 1916 resulting in the death of all 15 crew. The Fortuna was built in 1913 by NV Werf Rijkee & Company of Amsterdam. While on a voyage from Rotterdam to Cardiff with a cargo of cement, the Fortuna became a victim of s. The ship was sunk by a mine laid by submarine UC-60.

Now sitting upright on at 34m the Fortuna markes a great dive for sports divers and above.


Lancer II - 50º 44' 10”N  000º 01' 09”E


Built in 1914 by Smiths Dock Co of Hull, the Lancer II sank 3.2 miles southwest of Newhaven on 18 July 1918. An armed trawler, The Lancer II was owned by the Royal Navy and equipped with one 6lb gun.

The Lancer II sits upright at a depth of 27m.


The Mira  - 50º 41' 11”N  000º 08' 24”E


Sunk four miles southwest of Beachy Head on 11 October 1917. The 105m long tanker was built by CS Swan Hunter Company of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1901. Another victim of a mine this time laid by UC-50

The Mira sits on a sandy bottom at 28m.


City of Brisbane - 50º 44' 33”N  000º 00' 50”E


At only a mile and a half out of Newhaven the 137m long steamship can get extremely busy. Struck by a torpedo from UB-57 all of the crew survived.


She sits at 25m with the bow standing 6m clear of the seabed.

The TR Thompson  - 50º 40' 10”N  000º 05' 38”E


Built in 1897 by Short Brothers, Sunderland, the TR Thompson was a steel steamship taking a cargo of iron ore from Benisaf in Algeria to Middlesbrough. She was owned by J Westoll of Westoll Line and armed with a 12lb gun.  33 crew members were killed following an explosion believed to be caused by UB-57.

She sits at 33m.



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