Myrtlegrove SS

Type of vessel - Steam ship

How sunk – Collision

Former names – Huelva

Wreck height - 8m

While under sealed orders carrying a cargo of 6 railway wagons and hay the ‘Myrtlegrove’ was struck by the Norwegian steamer ‘ Mineral’. The ‘Myrtlegrove’ was taken under tow by the Norwegian steamer ‘Astrea’. The tow parted and the ‘Myrtle grove’ was then taken into tow by her stern by the trawler ‘John Abbot’ in an attempt to tow her into Freshwater bay. Despite making good progress the ‘Myrtlegrove’ sank.

The wreck lies in 41m, but depths of 44m can be found near the stern. She lies on her port side and her boilers have rolled out of the wreck. The bow is quite broken, but the rest of the wreck stands up from the seabed.

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