Westville

Westville  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 35
Max. depth: 42 (M)
Trip Time: 3H :30M

Type of vessel - Steam ship

How sunk – Torpedoed

Former names – None

Wreck height - 9m

Max Depth - 42m
Tonnage - 3207
Length - 335
Date sunk - 31 Dec 1917


Travelling from Blyth for Blaye with a cargo of coal the ‘Westville’ was torpedoed by UB-35. All her crew were rescued.


The wreck lies in 40m of water, although 43m can be found nearby. She lies half over to port. The bow is broken and one of her boilers has rolled out of position. The steel bridge deck has slipped onto the seabed. At the stern a large propeller and gun can be seen. The wreck is known locally as the ‘Six mile wreck’.