Wreck of the Alondra

 

 

 

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Construction

Type: Steamship

Owner: Yeoward Brothers

Built: D.J. Dunlop & Co. in 1899

Hull: Steel with single screw triple expansion engine

Dimensions: 298.7 x 38.3 ft

Tonnage: 2244

 

Originally called the Don Hugo.

 

 

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Alondra - 29 December 1916

British steamship enroute from Las Palmas to Liverpool when she was wrecked just south of the Kedges when she becamse fog bound. 

 

Sixteen of her crew were rescued by a team led by CoI deacon JRH Beecher, who was awarded an R.N.L.I. medal in recognition.  Six crewmen left by one boat and fifteen in another, leaving fourteen aboard.  With great difficulty the survivors were rescued by a ladder from nearby cliffs.  Four men and one body were landed at Union Hall. 

 

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Location

51° 27' N 009° 20' W

2m from Baltimore Harbour, lying southwest of the Kedges in a North-South direction.

 

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Depth

Top: 10 mtr near her anchor

Seabed: 25-28 mtr south beyond boilers

 

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Disposition

Lying upright with her stern wedged into the gulley, where you'll find the anchor and chain. She's well broken up but a good dive with plenty of life including resident lobster/congers and nice gullies to the East. Two very prominent boilers as well as propellor shaft and huge crank shaft, triple expansion engine block and hull skeleton.

Seabed: Rock

Non-slack dependant dive site.