Avanti Avanti


Type of Vessel – Steam Ship

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – None

Wreck height  - 6m

This steamship was sailing from Bilbao to West Hartlepool when a German submarine UB-55 fired a torpedo into her and it is believed she sunk within 2 minutes of the explosion. There were only 2 survivors from her crew of 24.

She is well endowed with portholes and other fittings as well as a large gun on her stern and the rudder stock which projects upwards, high above the deck. Amidships, her bridge and accommodation have collapsed around her two boilers and three-cylinder triple-expansion engine.

Although twisted, she is mainly upright

South Coast Ship Wrecks

South Coast Shipwrecks

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