Dumfries

Dumfries  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 45
Max. depth: 57 (M)
Trip Time: 5H :00M

Max Depth - 57m
Tonnage - 5149
Length - 416
Date sunk - 23 Dec 1944

Type of vessel - Steam ship

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – None

Wreck height - 11 - 12m


Travelling from Gibraltar for St Helens Roads with a cargo of 8258 tons of iron ore. The valuable ‘Dumfries’ was struck by a single torpedo fired by U-772. All 67 crew and 2 passengers abandoned the vessel. No loss of life.

The ‘Dumfries’ is a very substantial wreck. She leans the starboard. Her port side rises 11 – 12 metres off the rock and shingle seabed. Her engine is exposed and her stern gun lies on the seabed just in the wreck.