Type of vessel - Steam Ship

How sunk – Air raid by Luftwaffe

Former names – None

Wreck height - 6m

The Coquetdale 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 tale in which many lives were lost.

The wreck has collapsed over to port. Her hull plating amidships has blown outwards on her starboard side.

South Coast Ship Wrecks

South Coast

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