Position – 50 38.92N 0 15.44E

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 01 April 1915 sunk by torpedo

Voyage – London – Liverpool in Ballast


The Seven Seas was launched as the IBIS for the Cork SS Co. Ltd., Cork. In 1913 she was renamed Seven Seas when purchased by Leach & Co.

The Seven seas was torpedoed by U57. 9 people lost their lives in the incident. The rest of the crew were picked up and landed at Newhaven. Some diving reports have given said coins found on the wreck were dated 1918. If this is the case this wreck is not the Seven Seas.


Built – 1888 – WB Thompson & Co, Dundee

Owners – Leach & Co Ltd, London

Dimensions – 1194 tons 76m x 9m x 4m

Diving Information

The Seven Seas lies in a general depth of 35m. She lies North-South on her starboard side. Superstructure in the centre has collapsed. There are two holds forward and two aft.