Type of vessel - Steam Ship

How sunk – Air raid by Luftwaffe

Former names – Ceuta ex Elbe

Wreck height - 6m

The Ajax was part of a convoy CW9 in which 7 ships and 10 Hurricane fighters were lost. 3 ships sunk off the Sussex coast by fast German E-boats. The Ajax, Borealis, Coquetdale and Empire Crusader were all sank on the 8th August 1940 by German aircraft in a raid in which many lives were lost.

The wreck lies over to port. The port boiler is almost buried in the gravel. The engine is the highest part of the wreck.

South Coast Ship Wrecks

South Coast

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