Date(s) - May 21, Fri
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SS Martha was a 653 ton Belgian cargo ship built in 1905 by the Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co., measuring 56m by 8m in the beam. Her triple expansion engine gave her a speed of 11 knots.
On March 7th, 1918, Martha, on a voyage from Falmouth to Calais with 800 tons of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UB-80 (Captian Max Viebeg), 5 miles SW of Portland Bill.
Today the wreck is upright and relatively intact. The bow area is broken and twisted. There is a part buried anchor on the starboard side. The boiler is difficult to see but the engine is well exposed. The counter stern is relatively complete as is the four blade propeller and rudder. The scour under the stern is at 50m. The starboard hull is intact back to midships where the torpedo struck. At the stern are shells which appear to be 75mm. Distance from Weymouth 15 miles.