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

Newhaven
Yacht
steamer
80 mtrs
9.3 mtrs
21-28 mtrs
Upright
924

27/08/1886

History
           
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She was built in 1870She was a 1924 ton British Iron Steamer but was also rigged for sail.  She had a two cylinder engine with single boiler.  She was used for general transport of goods including glassware, potted foods and wool between Antwerp and Glasgow.  She sunk on 19th August 1886 when she collided in fog with a French mercant ship called the San Martin. 
Present state
           
Upright with bow broken off and lying portside to west.  Engine is clear of the rest, many wooden dead eyes, jars of potted meat (the contents stink) and much broken glass near the bow.  Some intact Victorian ale glasses, wine glasses and water jugs are to be found scattered across the sea bed.  The bell has been recovered.
Anyone wishing to contribute/add any information to the page please contact
imwrecked@bsac49.org.uk