british Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O SS Oceana [+1912]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion steam
date built 1888
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 6610  grt
dimensions 142.6 x 15.8 x 8.2 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl triple expansion engine, 4 masts, single shaft, 1 screw
power 7000  i.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 201
IMO/Off. no. 93170
about the loss
cause lost collision
other reasons foundered
date lost 16/03/1912  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.9rank: 653
about people
builder
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
owner
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. - P&O - P & O, London
captain Hyde T.H.
no. of crew 210
no. of passengers 40
about the wreck
depth (m.) 25 max. / 20 min. (m)
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war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 03/03/2014
 
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Beware strong tides, dive only on slack of 30 minutes. Boilers stand 6m high amid tangle of wreckage. Sand covers and uncovers some sections. One more silver ingot recovered by a sport diver in 1996. All except a few ingots recovered in immediate diving salvage operation.

Lettens Jan19/06/2008

We didn't find silver or gold, but lots of delicious coquilles St. Jacques (scallops) on the gravel sand part. (dive in 2002). Dive in June 2008: much less coquilles now.
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Lettens Jan03/03/2014OCEANA S/S; 6.610 ton P&O Liner; Built 1888 in Belfast; 468ftx52ft , 7.000hp triple expansion engines. Cargo: General cargo plus £747.110 worth of gold and silver ingots and 40 P&O passengers and 210 crew.

On March 16th, 1912, OCEANA was on voyage from London to Bombay with general cargo, when she collided with the 2.850 steel 4-masted German barque PISAGUA. PISAGUA herself was towed into Dover. Nine from OCEANA drowned when lifeboat capsized.

A vast amount of silver inglots and gold coins was present at the time of sinking. The ship was salvaged, but a few silver inglots has been reported as missing.
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About Builders
 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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