Gwladmena - Steamship

Gwladmena

Dive Site Stats

TypeSteamship
Built byIrvine R & Co, West Hartlepool
Length67m
Width9m
Tonnage928
Date sunk02/01/1918
FateCollision
Latitude60.08.12 N
Longitude01.08.38 W
Depth34-39m
Visibility10/10
Currents1/10
Technical7/10
Sealife8/10
Enjoyment10/10

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Classic iron steamship laying upright in 39 meters of none tidal water.

History

The Glwadmena was formally named the Mary Hough and also the Maggie Warrington.

She was coming into Lerwick with a cargo of coal when she collided with the Danish Steamship Flora.

Her crew of 21 were all saved.

Dive Guide

This wreck is normally always buoyed at the bow which points in a northerly direction.

The bows rises to around 34 meters, the focsle is open and contains hoses, paint tins and coiled hawsers.

There is a wooden mast laying on top of the wreck.

She has two boilers and the engine block has been dragged over on it's side.

The propeller was salvaged.

There is a winch which lays on the seabed along with the port anchor.

There is a gun laying on the seabed of the starboard side along with some shells.

Wildlife

Covered in life with different species of crab, hydroids and dead man's fingers and plumose anemones. Large shoals of herring and saithe, pollock, cod and wrasse can all been seen.



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