Date(s) - Mar 17, Sun
There are 10 places, 6 are still available.
Load from 08:30, ropes off 10:30
Built in Hull, she launched as SS Grecian Monarch in 1882, a passenger ship of the Monarch Line. Her maiden voyage was London to New York. After the company went into liquidation in 1886, she was acquired by the Allan Line in 1887 and renamed SS Pomeranian sailing the London – Montreal and Glasgow-Montreal routes. In 1893, in a severe storm that carried away her bridge, chartroom and foredeck saloon, 6 crew and 4 passengers were swept to sea. She returned to Glasgow, was rebuilt and her masts reduced to two. In 1902 she was fitted with a larger triple expansion engine.
In 1916, the Allan Line was acquired by Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Montreal. Her final voyage was from London to New Brunswick carrying a general cargo including ground chalk , Fullers earth and the famous diving helmets. She was on route to Falmouth to pick up orders when at 05h30 on April 15th 1918 her crew -quarter was hit by a torpedo from UC-77. At the time, the majority of the crew was asleep and only one man survived out of a complement of 56. The survivor, second engineer William Bell, who initially went to the ships telegraph awaiting orders following the impact eventually managed to climb part of the rigging which remained above water after the sinking and hold onto the mast for 1hr until a patrol ship rescued him. The Admiralty noted that so many died because of the cold water and absence of life rafts aboard.
Today the Pomeranian sits on her starboard side on a rock and sand sea bed in 33m. Distance from Weymouth 16 miles.
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