Position – 50 37.80N 0 18.76W
Circumstances of loss
Date of loss – 20 May1917 sunk by torpedo from UB40
Voyage – Portland – Sheerness with a cargo of coal
The Porthkerry was torpedoed by UB40 whilst picking up the crew of the SS Tycho which was also torpedoed by UB40. The engine struck in the boiler room causing the boilers to burst.
Built – 1911 – J Crown & Sons, Sunderland
Owners – Porthcawl Steamship Co.
Dimensions – 1920 tons 85m x 12m x 5m
The Porthkerry lies in a general depth of 45m and stands 8m high.Share this