Position – 50 40.20N 0 05.53E

TR Thompson in port
TR Thompson in port

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 29 March 1918 sunk by torpedo from UB57

Voyage – Benisaf – Middlesborough with a cargo of iron


The TR Thompson was torpedoed by UB57. All but three of the 36 crew were lost in her sinking.

TR Thompson
TR Thompson


Built – 1897 – Short Brothers, Sunderland

Owners – J. Westoll

Dimensions – 3538 tons 109m x 14m x 7m

Diving Information

The TR Thompson lies in a general depth of 30m and stands up to 14m. The wreck lies E/W with the bow to the east. She is upright but the stern is collapsing and the superstructure has collapsed. Wreck was identified in 1994 when the bell was recovered.