Position – 50 39.15N 0 07.69E
Circumstances of loss
Date of loss – 25 June 1906 sunk whilst under tow following a collision.
Voyage – Seaham – St Nazaire with cargo of coal
The Ashford was in collision with the german barque Pirat sailing at full speed for Hamburg. The Ashford was hit in the stern and was taken under tow by the tug Dominion, but she was taking on a lot of water. After about 2 hours the tow was cast off and the Ashford rolled overand sank.
Built – 1881 – JL Thompson & Sons
Owners – J Hopper, Sunderland
Dimensions – 1909 tons 84m x 11m x 6m
The Ashford lies upright in a general depth of 35m with her bow to the South West.