SS LANTERNA (EX CARN-BREA)

POSITION...52 57 5000 N   001 19 100 E

DEPTH.....15mtrs

TYPE...STEAM SHIP

LENGTH...80.8mtrs, BEAM 11mtrs, DRAUGHT 5.7mtrs

TONNAGE...1685 GROSS

CARGO...2500 TONS OF COAL

DATE BUILT...1882

DATE OF LOSS....06 10 1916

CAUSE OF LOSS....MINE

BUILDER...TYNE IRON SHIPPING COMPANY LTD

ENGINE BUILDER....NORTH EASTERN MARINE ENGINEERS LTD

BOILERS... X2 DRUM

ENGINE... COMPOUND, 1x2 CYLINDER COMPOUND (187 HP), SINGLE SHAFT AND PROP

THE WRECK TODAY

The Lanterna is well dispersed and sanded. Her boilers x2 are upright but only show about 3 feet above the seabed. Aft of the boilers is what is left of the engine, this being upturned with the forked ends of the con rods pointing upwards. There is no sign of the crank or prop shaft, I should imagine this being long buried beneath the sand along with much else of the Lanterna. A small donkey boiler is to be found a short distance aft of the engine.

 

Paul Hennessey

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