british SS Breconshire (+1894)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1883
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weight (tons) 2544  grt
dimensions 91.3 x 11.3 x -- m
material iron
speed 10  knots
yard no. 120
about the loss
cause lost foundered
date lost 30/04/1894  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
last owner
[1]Thompson, Elliott & Co., Liverpool
SS Breconshire (+1894)
period 1893 ~ 1894
prev. owners
[2]Jenkins D. J. & Co. - Shire Line, London
Breconshire II
period 1886 ~ 1893
[3]Porteous & Senior - Porteous G. - Avis Steamships, London
SS Numida
period 1883 ~ 1886
captain Captain Taylor
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4 max. / 3 min. (m)
war grave
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entered 18/11/2009
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last update 04/01/2011
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Popular dive site for beach diving. Lies just offshore between the Holiday Inn & the Ocean Grill Restaurant at Vero beach.

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Allen Tony18/11/2009Breconshire SS was a British cargo steamer of 2,544grt built in 1883 by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., South Dock, Sunderland as the Numida SS for Porteous & Senier. In 1886 she was renamed Breconshire when purchased by D. J. Jenkins & Co., United Kingdom.

On the 30th April 1894 she foundered whilst on route from New York for Tampa when 1 mile SSE of Bethel Creek, Florida.

One boiler is still visible today at low tide.
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About Owners
Thompson, Elliott & Co., Liverpool

also West Hartlepool
About Builders
 Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
The yard had a number of owners until 1880 when Robert Foster set up a limited liability company with the Sunderland name. The yard made cargo-liners, steel colliers and tramps before moving into tankers in the mid 1880s. - - In the following decades a number of passenger/cargo liners were built. In 1903 the Admiral l'Hermite was launched form the yard: it was one of the largest ever made there. - - In the 1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Ship Builders of South Docks, Sunderland. A number of tramps were made up to World War I. During the war itself, eleven ships and 19 small naval craft were built of which two were gunboats. After building a cargo-liner and a few further tramps before the freight slump of the early 1920s. - - In 1923 no launches were made during 1923 and the yard stopped trading. The yard was demolished during the Depression years.

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