We have two spare places for the wreck of the SS Pentyrch this Monday. Sunk in 1918 by the German UBoat UB40 (the band was named after this sub, no really) Ropes off will be 10:15, so we’ll meet at 9:15 to 9:30. Subject to time and viz we’ll try and do a drift on the way back so make sure you have two tanks.
Max depth is 19m, Joe has kindly agreed to cox.
If you’d like to join us please let me know.
SS Pentyrch, built by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton in 1899 and owned at the time of her loss by F. H. Lambert, Barnett & Co., was a British steamer of 3312 tons. On April 18th, 1918, Pentyrch, on a voyage from Tyne to Genoa with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UB-40 (Karl Dobberstein), 5 miles WNW from the Brighton lightvessel. 1 person was lost.