The Vasco
The Vasco

Position – 50 39.55N 0 01.90E

Circumstances of loss

Date of loss – 16 November 1916 sunk after hitting mines laid by UC16

Voyage – Hull– Marseilles with general cargo


The bell was recovered confirming the identification of the wreck. China bearing the owners name has also been recovered.


Built – 1895 – Furness Withy & Co, Hartlepool

Owners – T Wilson, Sons & Co Ltd

Dimensions – 1914 tons 85m x 12m x 6m

Diving Information

The wreck of the Vasco lies in deep a general depth of 32m. She sits upright and stands 5m in the middle. The bows lie to the South east and disappears into the silt. The bow struck the first mine and is consequently broken.