RFA Gobernador Bories

Orkney Islands,Europe

Wordsworth was built as a whaler by William Gray & Company in Sunderland, and was launched 14.October 1882 for Glover Brothers in London. She did service in South America until 1906 when she was sold to a Chilean company in Punta Areans and renamed Gobernador Bories. At the outbreak of world war one she was bought by Royal Navy and towed to Scapa Flow to be sunk as a block ship. She was scuttled 12. October 1914 but didn't sink at the planned position. Today the wreck rest on her port side on a depth of 15 meter in Burra Sound.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Gobernador Bories
Wordsworth
86,9 x 11,0 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2332 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1882
( UK )
58.55.25 N 03.18.33 W
( Source: Historical RFA )

Picture: Gobernador Bories
Courtesy of Chris White & Historical RFA

Last updated: September 2019