Ernest Legouve

Type of vessel - Steel sailing barque

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – None

Wreck height - 7m

The unarmed large sailing barque ‘Ernest Legouve’ was in tow by the tug ‘Joffre’ presumably due to lack of wind. She was sailing from North fleet for Buenos Aires with a cargo of cement. Without warning the German U-boat UB-32 fired a torpedo which struck the ‘Ernest legouve’. She sank quickly taking 20 of her 24 crew with her.

The wreck lies half over the starboard. Many barrels are evident in the wreckage and some have spilled out onto the seabed.

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