british Hay John & Sons SS The Duchess [+1917]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1899
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 586  grt
dimensions 54 x 8.23 x 3.29 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 Cyl triple expansion, single shaft, 1 screw
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yard no. 83
IMO/Off. no. 111229
about the loss
cause lost collision
other reasons foundered
date lost 01/07/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon (Scotland)
owner
Hay John & Sons, Glasgow
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 30 max. / 16 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 12/10/2005
last update Allen Tony
last update 01/07/2014
 
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[1] Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

WK lies 7 miles from Eastbourne. She is reported to be 14 metres high!

Lettens Jan01/10/2009

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Dive12504/10/2008

Really pretty dive with the skeleton of an old ship, one of the few wreck dive in under 20m from Eastbourne. Dive Sussex states this is the Duchess of Fife
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[1] McDonald Kendall, Dive Sussex
[2] Ronnan, David
[3]  dive125.co.uk


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Allen Tony01/07/2008The Dutchess SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 586 tons built in 1899 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Yard No 83 for John Hay of Glasgow. On the 1st July 1917 when on passage from Newhaven to France she was in collision with the British Destroyer HMS Cossack 3 miles off the Royal Sovereign LV.
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Dive12503/11/2008A former railway paddle steamer later converted to screw (Propellor) sunk by HMS Cossack
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 Larn, Richard & Bridget, Shipwreck Index of the British Isles


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