Date(s) - Apr 23, Fri
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Load from 11:00, brief 12:00 Ropes off 13:00
The Ethel was a British Steamship built in Stockton-On-Tees in 1898. She weighed over 2300 gross tons, 88m long and was fitted with a triple expansion engine. On September 16th, 1918, en route from Rouen to Barry in ballast, defensively-armed, without warning she was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-104. Her crew survived. The wreck was discovered in the late eighties and lies outside the Shambles bank. She is in two parts (the bows are detached and are lying on the western side of the main body of the wreck), well collapsed amidships but stands at the bow and stern. The wreck is often attracts much life. [Image of the Pontwen from the same builders]. Distance from Weymouth 9 miles.