Baron Gautsch

Croatia,Adriatic Sea

The steamer Baron Gautsch sailed for the company Ôsterreichische Lloyd and went down 13.August 1914 after she sailed into a minefield. She was on a voyage from Kotor to Trieste with passengers, and sunk within a few minutes after the explosion. Its estimated that 147 people lost their lives in the accident. The wreck was found in 1958 and rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 28 to 40 meter southwest of Rovinj in Croatia. Also see the wreck of the steamer Varese that also sank after a mine explosion.


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Baron Gautsch

84,5 x 11,6 x 7,5 m
     
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2069 grt Dundee ( UK ) 1908 Trieste ( AH )

44°56.25′ N 13°34.40′ E

Picture: Baron Gautsch
Originally from skovheim.org
 
Last updated: December 2020