Pentyrch

Submarine UB40 responsible for the sinking of the Ikeda and Pentyrch

Submarine UB40 responsible for the sinking of the Ikeda and Pentyrch

Position – 50 43.37N 0 15.81W

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 18 April 1918 – Torpedoed by UB40 behind the engine room.

Voyage – Tyne – Genoa with a cargo of coal

History

Originally built for Farrar Groves & Co, the Bardsey was sold in 1915 to FH Lambert Barnett & Co and renamed to Pentyrch

Specifications

Built – 1899 – Richardson & Duck Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

Owners – Pentwyn SS Co Ltd

Dimensions – 3312 tons; 103m x 14m x 7m

Diving Information

The wreck of the Pentyrch lies in a general depth of 19m and stands 7m high. The wreck lies upright with the bow broken off, and the stern also broken away. The ship was armed with a gun on the stern. The wreck has been identified by the makers plate bearing the number 1452.

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