SS Newholm SS Ambassador SS
Mendi SS Skaala Privateer Dragon 1757 S.S.Percier MV Napoli
MV Lucy HMT Caroline German Submarine U-260 SS Basil Glenart
Castle SMS Margraf
U/W photo Steve Clarkson
Porthole Callum Beveridge
Cotavia was a British Transport ship built by Irvine
Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Sunderland) in
1911. She was owned by Frumentun S.S. Co. Ltd London.
She was 4020 Gross Tonnes with a Triple expansion engine
and three boilers. On 22 July 1917 SS Cotavia was sunk
by a mine south east of Auskerry in the Orkney Islands
laid by German U-Boat UC-49 . UC-49 now lies in 50m of
water off Dartmouth in Devon having been sunk by British
The Cotavia was on route from Arkhandelsk making
for Dundee with a cargo of Flax.
The wreck today is very broken up as if it had been
opened up with a can opener. She lies in 41m of water
with her boilers rising 12m from the seabed. There is
still plenty to see around the boilers and engine as she
is not often dived.
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