Wave Shape
Wave Shape

SS Rosalie

Wave Shape

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

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