Position – 50 41.67N 0 02.36W
Circumstances of loss
Date of loss – 22 October 1916 sunk after hitting a mine laid by UC60
Voyage – Rotterdam – Cardiff in ballast
The wreck contains a cargo of cement in the holds. This contradicts the official report that she was in ballast. It is possible that this wreck has been mis-identified. However, the vessel is clearly dutch, from lettering on her portholes. A report in 1988 said the bell was recovered that proved the identity of the Fortuna. However, this has not been seen.
Built – 1913 – NV Werf Rijkee & Co, Amsterdam
Owners – Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maats
Dimensions – 1254 tons 76m x 11m x 5m
The wreck of the Fortuna lies in a general depth of 27m. She sits upright with a slight list to starboard. The bows lie to the east.