Type of vessel - Belgian Steam Ship

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – Vrijhandel

Wreck height - 7m

Travelling from Calais for Bristol Channel in ballast the ‘Londonier’ was torpedoed by UC-71. She was hit by two torpedoes on the port side. She sank very quickly and 12 of the 25 crew lost their lives.

The wreck lies mostly upright, although she has collapsed to starboard. The highest part of the wreck is her triple expansion engine and boilers. The stern gun lies on its side just off the wreck. The bow is very broken.

WRECKTOUR: The Londonier

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