slide

Clarinda


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

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage 1075
Length 220
Date sunk - 17 Oct 1885
Type of Vessel - Steam ship with sails
How sunk - Collision with SS Tern
Former names None
Wreck height  - 5m

Travelling from Cardiff to Cronstadt with a cargo of coal, when she was struck amidships by the overtaking SS Tern. There is some confusion as to why the SS Tern hit the SS Clarinda as it was a clear night. All crew were picked up by the SS Tern.

The wreck lies upright, but broken and much of her hull plating has collapsed outwards and sitting away from the main body of the wreck. The two boilers and engines are the highest parts.