TR Thompson with Dive 125
June 19, 2021| £60
We are heading out with Dive 125 to dive the TR Thompson 30m. Deep speciality recommended and expericnce UK diving essential.
It is one dive, load time is a pleasant 9:45am
On March 29th, 1918, the British cargo ship T. R. THOMPSON, built in 1897 by Short Brothers and owned by James Westoll, on voyage from Benisaf, Algeria to Middlesbrough with 5600 tons of iron ore, was torpedoed and sunk by UB-57, 7 miles south of Newhaven. 33 people lost their lives. 3 survived. T. R. THOMPSON was a 3.538 ton cargo steamer, built in 1897. 360ftx47ft and armed with a 4.7 in gun on stern. 301hp triple expansion engines.
The wreck sits upright and is reasonably intact, although the super-structure has collapsed.