Fortuna SS
Location
Vessel type         
Propulsion
Length
Beam
Depth
Position
Tonnage
Cargo
Date Sunk
Newhaven
Steel Steamship
Steamer
76.5 mtrs
11 mtrs
28-32 mtrs
Upright
1254
Cement
22/10/1916
Fortuna 1913
History
             Built in Amsterdam in 1913 by N.V. Werf Rijkee & Co. She was powered by a three cylinder triple expansion  engine with one boiler. The Dutch Steamship was bound from Rotterdam to Cardiff with a cargo of cement on the 22nd October 1916, when it struck a mine, laid by the Germane Minelaying submarine UC-16. She sank 9 miles south west of Beachy Head with the loss of its entire 15 man crew
Present state Last update 14/06/2009 vis 8-10mtrs
              The Fortuna now rest upright on the seabed with most of her superstructure still intact, some of her deck fittings remain and her cargo of cemment bags are clearly  visable in the shallow holds.the mine damage took place at the stern and penetration is possible but be careful it can silt up very quickly. She is covered in bip and the shoels that surround her can get quite dense almost blocking her completely from view. There are a couple of conga eels that have made her there home so be careful sticking hands in holes
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