Type of vessel - Steam ship

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – None

Wreck height - 11 - 12m

Travelling from Gibraltar for St Helens Roads with a cargo of 8258 tons of iron ore. The valuable ‘Dumfries’ was struck by a single torpedo fired by U-772. All 67 crew and 2 passengers abandoned the vessel. No loss of life.

The ‘Dumfries’ is a very substantial wreck. She leans the starboard. Her port side rises 11 – 12 metres off the rock and shingle seabed. Her engine is exposed and her stern gun lies on the seabed just in the wreck.

South Coast Ship Wrecks

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