MV. AMBERLEY

POSITION... 53 02 917 N / 000 58 200 E

DEPTH... 20mtrs

LENGTH... 79.9mtrs / BEAM 11.9mtrs / DRAUGHT 5.2mtrs

TONNAGE... 1934 GROSS

CARGO... 2290 TONS / COAL

DATE OF LOSS... 03/04/1973

CAUSE... TOOK ON HEAVY LIST WHEN CARGO SHIFTED IN 60 KNOT WIND / ABANDONED , LEFT DRIFTING AND LATER SANK.

BUILD DATE...1953

BUILDER...GRANGEMOUTH & GREENOCK DOCKYARD CO LTD

OWNERS... STEPHENSON CLARKE SHIPPING LTD

ENGINE... AFT / 8 CYLINDER / FUEL OIL / 1500 HP / SINGLE SCREW

BRIDGE... MIDSHIPS

ON PASSAGE... GOOLE TO SHOREHAM

THE AMBERLEY TODAY

The Amberley makes for a great dive, she is virtually intact standing some 10mtrs proud of the seabed. She is hard over on her starboard side with her deck 40 degrees to seabed, bows east.

 

The wreck of the Amberley was purchased by BSAC in November 1978 and later sold to the Peterborough BSAC branch who still own her.

According to some records the prop is reported as being salvaged, however the prop was infact stolen one year while club members were planning to remove it themselves as a summer project for there club.

 

Paul Hennessey

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