Quebra

Ireland,Europe

Quebra was a cargo steamer built by William Gray & Company in Sunderland in 1912. She sailed for the Mercantile Steamship Company Ltd in London. Under a journey from New York to London loaded with food and ammunition, the crew thought they spotted an enemy uboat outside Ireland 23. August 1916 and changed course. They soon after hit ground and was firmly stuck on a reef outside Blasket Island. She was written off as a total loss, and in the 1980's most of the ammunition on board was demolished by the Royal Navy. But there are still a few rounds left on the wreck site. The remains of her rest today at Lochar Rock outside Great Blasket Island on a depth of 12 to 45 meter.


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Quebra

377,5 x 53,5 x 25,4 f
     
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4538 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1912
London ( UK )

52° 05' 58"N 10° 32' 10"W
( Source: Irish Wrecks )


Last updated: October 2017