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SS Castlereagh (aka Firth Fisher)
Location  

Place Name : 2 miles SE of Anvil Point

Lat / Long : 50 ° 34 ' 47 '' North - 1 ° 55' 54'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : Chart
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Cargo steamer Built :  
Shipyard :
Hull material : iron  
Dimensions
Size : 0 tonnes Length : 60 m Beam : 10 approx m
History
Sunk : 1925 Cause : Date Found : 1967
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 30 m 31 m
Deck :
33 m 34 m
Bed : 34 m 37 m
Postition
Orientation : N Lying : Upright Condition : Intact
Seabed Type : Gravel
Artifacts : odd bits of brass and coal
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : unknown
War Grave : Unknown Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
1 - hours 0 - minutes Before - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Poole or Swanage
Notes :

Nice little wreck, little dived as shes near to the Kyarra, almost intact although salvage near to the bows, midships some damage. Carrying coal ! Impressive to drop to the flat, clean rocks at the stern and look at the looming undercut hull above you. Good fish life, wreck is heavily fished and line is common. There have been diving fatalites on this one.

References :
Dive Dorset - see Underwater Bookshop
Link to More Info :
Information Provided by :
Name : From a dive on : 1995.05.27
Supplementary Imformation
Added by:
Natalie**88
Posted on : April 18, 2012
Msg to Ann: My 2nd Great Grandfather was called Harry too and was on board the SS Castlereagh when it sank in 1925... If you are who I think you are, I believe we are related. I am Simon E's daughter...

Added by:
Zippy
Posted on : November 11, 2008
Good lobster wreck

Added by:
hugh
Posted on : August 10, 2008
my grandfather Henry Gaughan(ships fireman )also lost his life on the SS Castlereagh.Any further information on him would be very welcome

Added by:
Ann
Posted on : November 11, 2006
My great uncle Harry went down with the Castlereagh in February 1925. I can only give details as I have heard them through the family, but the story was that she was carrying coal and sunk with all hands after a storm blew up and the hold flooded.

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