SS Braunton
Location
Vessel type
Propulsion
Length
Beam
Depth
Position
Tonnage
Cargo
Date Sunk

Newhaven
Merchantman
Steamer
115.8 mtrs
15.2 mtrs
32mtrs
upright but listing at 60' to port
4575
Ammunition
07/04/1916

History
          
Built 1911 by Richardson, Duck & Co, with a steam triple expansion engine, triple boilers and a single screw. This British merchantman was sunk by torpedo by German Submarine UB-29 whilst on route from Newport to Boulogne with a cargo shells and shell cases. All crew were saved but sank with all four holds full of ammunition.
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Present state
           
She lies with her stern and bows intact, but is listing about 60 degrees on her port side, with bows to the west. The stern stands proud by 13m high shell and ammunition is scattered all around.
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