SS. ROSALIE

POSITION... 52 57 034N   001 08 250E

DEPTH....8Mtrs

TYPE... COLLIER

DIMENSIONS.... LENGTH 114.6Mtrs   BEAM 15.6Mtrs   DRAUGHT 7.3Mtrs

TONNAGE...4248 GROSS

CARGO... IN BALLAST

BUILT... 1914 BY W. GREY & CO, WEST HARTLEPOOL

OWNERS AT TIME OF LOSS... NEW RUPPERA STEAM SHIPPING COMPANY

ENGINE TYPE... TRIPLE EXPANSION, SINGLE SHAFT

BOILERS... 2x SCOTCH TYPE

DATE SUNK...10/08/1915

DEPTH 9Mtrs

CAUSE OF LOSS... On PASSAGE FROM THE TYNE TO SAN FRANSISCO. TORPEDOED BY UB-11. ANCHORED AND LATER BEACHED AT WEYBOURNE

 

THE WRECK TODAY

Today the Rosalie sits in 8Mts of water on a sandy seabed just a few hundred yards off shore with her bows pointing landward. Her wreckage is still possible to see at low tide, this taking the form of a mast post. She is now well broken, however despite this many of her features are still very evident. Her boilers stand upright, as does her triple expansion engine along with various other items of machinery associated with the engine room. For the most part she consists of scattered plates and ribs. Aft of the engines you will find her spare prop.

 

FOOTAGE OF THE SS ROSALIE BY SPALDING SAC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo5vZAhqZvk

 

Paul Hennessey

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