Rosslyn

Gibraltar,Mediterranean

The steamer Rosslyn was built in Howdon in England, and was launched in 1902 fpr John Cory & Sons Ltd in Cardiff. She was another freighter with a rather straightforward career until the outbreak of World War One. She was then equipped with a cannon to protect her against hostile ships and uboats. But its more difficult to protect against bad weather. She was ordered to Gibraltar due to the grave danger of German uboats in the Mediterranean, and while she laid at anchor in Gibraltar 27. February 1916, she drifted under a gale and hit the then newly built Southern Mole. She disappeared in the deep the following day. The wreck rest today on  a depth of 22 meter.


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Rosslyn

340,0 x 48,0 x 24,2 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3679 grt
Howdon ( UK ) 1902
Cardiff ( UK )

36.07.794’N 005.21.691W
( Source: Dive Buddy )

Picture: Rosslyn
Courtesy of Jim Ross


Last updated: January 2019