T R Thompson SS
Location
Vessel type
Propulsion

Length
Beam
Depth
Position
Tonnage
Cargo
Date Sunk
Newhaven
Armed Merchantship
Steamer
109.7 mtrs
14.3mtrs
30-34 mtrs
Upright
3538
Iron ore 
29/03/1918       


Thompson

History
         Built March 1897 by Short Brothers of pallion in Sunderland at a cost of 32000. She was powered by three cylinder  triple expansion engine with twin boilers, with a single deck and 2 masts. She was torpedoed whist on route from algeria to middlesborough and sunk by German submarine UB 57 7 miles off of Newhaven with the loss of the master & 32 crew only 3 survived on 29th march 1918.
Present state
         Lying upright on the seabed with her bows to the east & partially covered. most of the superstructure has collapsed, the highest point being the stern which stands roughly 10mtrs above the sea bed. she has a bad break amidships
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imwrecked@bsac49.org.uk