Britannia SS

Britannia SS
Britannia SS  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 40
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 4H :00M

Minimum number of divers: 6

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 765
Length - 210
Date sunk - 19 Oct 1917
Type of Vessel - Steel strew steamer
How sunk - Torpedoed
Former names - Earl of Aberdeen
Wreck height - 4-5m

Travelling from Middlesbrough for St Malo with a cargo of pig iron the Britannia was torpedoed by UC-75, although this is not confirmed as all 23 crew died in the sinking. The admiralty had no information, but they had noted considerable submarine activity.

The wreck is not proved to be the Britannia, but fits the size and description of the Britannia. The wreck lies on its port side. Some of the propeller blades have broken off.