Redesmere SS

Redesmere SS
Redesmere SS  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 55
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 5H :30M

Minimum number of divers: 10

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 2123
Length - 290 feet
Date sunk - 28 Oct 1917
Type of vessel - Steam ship
How sunk  - Torpedoed
Former names - None
Wreck height - 6m

Travelling from Barry Dock for Southampton with a cargo of 3600 tons of coal the Redesmere was torpedoed by UB-40. She sank in 90 seconds taking 19 of her 25 crew with her.

The wreck lies half over to port. Her boilers, and donkey boiler stand vertically. Her stern gun, propeller and spare propeller can still be seen.