Avanti

Avanti   
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 4
Max. depth: 42 (M)
Trip Time: 3H :30M

Type of Vessel  Steam Ship

How sunk  Torpedoed

Former names  None

Wreck height  - 6m

Max Depth - 42m
Tonnage - 2128
Length - 272
Date sunk - 02 Feb 1918


This steamship was sailing from Bilbao to West Hartlepool when a German submarine UB-55 fired a torpedo into her and it is believed she sunk within 2 minutes of the explosion. There were only 2 survivors from her crew of 24.

She is well endowed with portholes and other fittings as well as a large gun on her stern and the rudder stock which projects upwards, high above the deck. Amidships, her bridge and accommodation have collapsed around her two boilers and three-cylinder triple-expansion engine.

Although twisted, she is mainly upright

Avanti