Date(s) - Sep 9, Mon
There are 10 places, 6 are still available.
Load from 09:00, ropes off 11:00
The Athen was a 2,199 ton British steamship (under German ownership). She was built in 1893 and measures some 227ft long, with a beam of 37ft. she had a single 3 cylinder triple expansion engine, two boilers, and a single prop. She sank on the 18th March 1906 on route from Cardiff to Antwerp following a collision with British steamer Thor of Glasgow with the loss of 11 crew. She was carrying patent coal marked with “Patent Cardiff” a crown. The Athen in this and several other respects bears many similarities to the Romsdalen, but has been identified by her builder’s plate and brass letters from her bow. Today she lies in 56m, and stands upright an impressive 11m. Distance from Weymouth 17 miles.
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