Eleanor SS

Eleanor SS
Eleanor SS  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 40
Max. depth: 39 (M)
Trip Time: 4H :00M

Type of vessel - Steam ship
How sunk - Torpedoed
Former names - None
Wreck height - 7m
Max Depth - 39m
Tonnage - 1980
Length - 270
Date sunk - 12 Feb 1918

This steamship was travelling to Falmouth with a cargo of mines, depth charges, firing pistols and torpedo detonators. UB-55 fired a torpedo into her and it is believed she sunk within 2 minutes of the explosion leaving debris and 97 mines on the surface. 35 of her crew were killed.

The wreck lies upright in two main sections. She is easily identifiable because of the many mines and depth charges.