URIBES 1868-1942

Description:

Rebuilt in 1934 as an auxiliary powered, three-masted Schooner

Owner:

Cossack Lighter and Trading Company

Construction:

Iron

Sunk:

July 1942

Size:

tons 118, length 37m, beam 7.3m, depth 2m

Underwater:

SNORKEL DIVE: Uribes lies in 2 to 3 metres of water. Machinery and parts of the hull are well preserved. Great dive for the family close to shore

Built:

1868 in Stockton-on-Tees, U.K.

Location:

The wreck lies 400 metres west of Natural Jetty, just off the beach and hard up against the reef.

Sinking:

Drifted onto rocks when the engine cut out and the anchors failed to hold. The cargo, much of which was salvaged, included 150 six-inch shells and two motor vehicles.

Longitude:

115.55734

Latitude:

-32.00274

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