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Smyrna


Smyrna
 
Smyrna  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 60
Max. depth: 56 (M)
Trip Time: 6H :00M

Type of vessel - Iron hulled clipper sailing ship
How sunk - Collision in fog
Former names - None
Wreck height - 6m
Max Depth - 56m
Tonnage - 1372
Length - 232ft
Date sunk - April 28 1888

Smyrna, built in 1876 by W HOOD & CO at Aberdeen, she was an iron clipper of 1,372 tons. In 1888, she was on a voyage from Isle of Wight to Sydney, when she collided with another ship, the MOTO. Twelve of her crew including the captain lost their lives. The seventeen survivors were rescued by the steamship and landed at Southampton.

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Some underwater images by Steve Jones can be seen here.