Built November 1905 by W Harkness & Sons of Middlesborough and owned by F H Powell & Co.She was powered by a three cylinder triple expansion engine.The Devon Coast was on route from Swanscombe to Liverpool on 4th November 1908 when at 05.45 she collided with the steamer' Jeanie of Cardiff' off Beachy Head.. The Jeanie attempted to tow her but by 09.00 she had founded 5 miles S /SE of Newhaven. The crew rowed to shore in there own life boats. Known locally as 'The Stone Boat' due to the cargo she was carrying when she sank.
Recent dive showed her to be nothing more than a pile of stones, she is all but disappear into the sea bed. We dont recommend diving this!
Click on link to see underwater photos taken by Wessex Archaeology link