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Tweed SS


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

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 1025
Length - 230
Date sunk - 07 Dec 1940
Type of vessel - Steam Ship
How sunk - Torpedoed
Former names - None
Wreck height - 7m

Travelling from Newhaven for Cherbourg with a large cargo of coal, drums of cresol oil and case goods the Tweed slowed to allow another ship to take her place in the convoy, when she was torpedoed by UB-59. 13 of her 20 crew were rescued by escorting trawlers.

The wreck sits upright, although she has collapsed to starboard in places. The engine lies to starboard.