Submarine UB40 responsible for the sinking of the Ikeda
Submarine UB40 responsible for the sinking of the Ikeda

Position – 50 42.33N 0 14.38W

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 21 March 1918 Torpedoed by UB40. Torpedo struck between no 2&3 hold on the port side.

Voyage – London – Galveston in Ballast.

History

The wreck was initially thought to be the City of Waterford. Some people mistakenly refer to this wreck as the City of London. This was due to a UKHO report that the wreck was too small to be the Ikeda and in the same report got the name wrong as well. Sonar measurements show the size of the wreck  to be correct for the Ikeda.

Specifications

Built – 1917 – Richardson Duck & Co, Stockton-on-Tees

Owners – JH Welsford & Co, Liverpool.

Dimensions – 6311 tons 125m x 16m x 11m

Diving Information

The wreck of the Ikeda lies in a general depth of 23m. The wreck is lying on her side and  well broken up.

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