City of Brisbane
Location
Vessel type
Propulsion
Length
Beam
Depth
Position
Tonnage
Cargo
Date sunk

Newhaven
Armed Merchantship
Steamer
137.5 mtrs
17.4 mtrs
21-26 mtrs
Upright
7094
In Ballast
14/08/1918

History
          
Built February 1918 by Swan Hunter & Wigham in Newcastle upon Tyne and owned by the Ellerman line. She was powered by a three cylinder triple expansion  engine with one boiler. The Brisbane had left London and was making her way to Buenos Aires when she was torpedoed by the UB-57 this was to be her last victim. The torpedo struck her port side causing it to implode leaving the engine room wide open to the sea. With in minutes the vessel was sinking the master ordered all crew to the life boats. All hands made it clear of the vessel and watched it sink!
Present state
The Wreck is broken in two parts sitting upright on a mixture of silt & clay. The bow stands about 5mtrs proud with other girders and tubes randomly sticking up in this area there is other parts of the vessel visible. she has a lot of dead mans fingers and plumose anemones growing on her with a large amount of mussels.
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imwrecked@bsac49.org.uk