Blanefield

Position – 50 40.43N 0 14.60E

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 01 May 1906 sunk following collision with the Kate Thomas.

Voyage – Junin – Dover with cargo of saltpetre

History

36 people lost their lives during the sinking of the Blanefield. The Kate Thomas later sank in a collision withthe steamship India at 50 05.24N 05 44.12W on April 1st 1910

Specifications

Built – 1898 – Short Brothers, Sunderland

Owners – Seafield Shipping Co, London

Dimensions – 3411tons 107m x 14m x 5m

Diving Information

The Blanefield lies upright in a general depth of 28m. Wreck was identified by the recovery of the bell in 1996

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