Millgate

Position – 50 42.31N 0 09.91E

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 02 November 1905 sunk at anchor following engine difficulties that caused the engine room to flood.

Voyage – Guernsey – London with cargo of stone

History

Having developed leaking boiler tubes in her engine room in heavy seas, the Millgate sank after developing a severe list to port probably brought about by a shift in her cargo. The Folkstone lifeboat stood by her whilst at anchor. After about half an hour they went alongside and took the crew off. She sank about half an hour later.

Specifications

Built – 1898 – Executors of TA Walker and Co

Owners – Manchester Coasting and General Shipping

Dimensions – 304tons 44m x 7m x 3m

Diving Information

The Milgate lies upright in a general depth of 22m. She lies with the bow to the South East

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