By Luis Mota (SUBMANIA)
British packet-boat, built on 1906,
displaced 7.063 tons and was owned by Lamport & Holt Line.
sailed from Liverpool, stopped in Vigo (Spain) and sunk near Boa Nova beach, at 5am
on the 16th January 1913, due to a strong storm. Onboard were 232 persons and
her captain name was Charles Turner.
Several lifeguards rescue boats and tugs helped the rescue
and managed to save 103 lifes.
Fire fighters from Matosinhos Leça Corporation joined the
rescue, which last for 3 days and 2 nights, and 89 both passengers and crew were
saved through a cable line. Among them was the ship's captain.
40 people lost
their lifes in this tragedy.
The sea ended up with the ship,
broken her apart and nowadays divers can find on the sea floor some metal debris at a maximum depth of 10m.
Marine life is quite good and
it's a good dive for beginners.
Minimum diving certification
required to dive this wreck:
CMAS one star or equivalent.
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