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
The King Cadwallon , shown sinking above, was a Glasgow
King Line 3275 Ton steamer with a beam of 49ft and
length of 325ft. Adjacent to the image is a photograph
of the owner, Owen Crosby Phillips.
The ship was on
route to from Barry docks to Naples in July 22nd 1906 when
her captain, George Mowat , and his 26 crew entered
thick fog and hit the “Hard Lewis” north east of the
Isles of Scilly. The fog soon cleared but it was too
late for the ship as she settled on the rocks with her
full cargo of coal.
The skipper and crew took to the
lifeboats in the calm sea and watched as she slipped
beneath the sea. The King Cadwallon had two boilers and
a triple expansion engine giving her 278 hp. She was
build in 1900 by Rodger A. & Co in Glasgow.She started
life owned by McLaren & Mclaren of Glasgow as the SS
Edderton but was sold to Philips, Philipps and Co. Ltd
( King Line), London in 1904 who renamed her King
Cadwallon. This is when the two brothers formed the
Today she lay scattered amongst the rocks on the north
side of Hard Lewis Rocks in position 49:57.960N,
6:14.610W providing the diver with a range of depths
from 10m to 47m at the stern. The visibility is
generally very good and I have even been able to see the
dive boat from 40m. Watch the video link below that takes
you from the surface to 47m .
Images and video Steve Clarkson
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