An Iron hulled steamship built in 1879 by Palmers & Co of Newcastle, 1493 Gross Tonne, owned by Chapman & Ness of Sunderland, she had 2 boilers powering a 2 Cylinder compound engine giving 140 HP.
Her Captain was R Quiller and had a crew of 21; on a voyage from Blyth to Torre Annunziata she sank following a collision with the SS Lotus of Liverpool in a Westerly Force 3 wind on the 21 June 1890 .
Diving: This wreck sits upright on the seabed in a general max depth of 32-34m dropping off to 37m around the stern. The decks are effectively swept as all the superstructure is over the Starboard side on the seabed and she is generally 4-5m proud of the seabed. Her bow has broken off and point up to the surface standing up to 6m proud and she is facing down the channel.
Her Starboard side is by far the more interesting as the Port side is generally plain outer Hull although there is a least 2 reasonable hole’s allowing access for a skinny diver into her holds which are full of coal and sand.
She has been identified by the boss off of her wheel.