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

Diving Information

The Porthkerry lies in a general depth of 45m and stands 8m high.