Espagne

Espagne  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 45
Max. depth: 40 (M)
Trip Time: 5H :00M

Max Depth - 40m
Tonnage - 1463
Length - 235
Date sunk - 25 Dec 1917
Type of vessel - Belgian Steam ship
How sunk – Torpedoed
Former names – None
Wreck height - 7m

The unarmed ‘SS Espagne’ was torpedoed by UC-71 while travelling in ballast from Le Havre for Newport. Only 3 of her 24 crew survived.

The wreck now lies to starboard. She is quite heavily broken. The engine lies on it’s side and is covered in shingle. The rudder and propeller are still visable, with the spare propeller partly buried nearby.