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Rio Parana SS
Location  

Place Name : Eastbourne

Lat / Long : 50 ° 27 ' 490 '' North - 0 ° 15' 976'' East System used to obtain Long / Lat : GPS
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Steam Ship Built : 1902  
Shipyard : Irvine, Harbour Dock, England
Hull material :  
Dimensions
Size : 4 tonnes Length : m Beam : m
History
Sunk : 24th February 1915 Cause : torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-8. Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 31 m 41 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 0 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : Upright Condition : Intact
Seabed Type : Unknown
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : -
Access : Public
War Grave : No Protected :
Restrictions :
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Notes :

References :
Rio Parana SS was a 4,015grt, British Merchantship built in 1902 by Irvine, Harbour Dock, England as the PESRIANA SS for the British Maritime Trust Ltd. (Furness Withy), West Hartlepool. In 1914 she was renamed RIO PARANA SS when acquired by Petersen & Co. On the 24th February 1915 when 4 miles SE from Beachy Head she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-8. (Allen Tony) A LARGE VESSEL STANDING SOME 13MTRS HIGH. GENERALLY INTACT AND UPRIGHT WITH PROP AND RUDDER CLEAR OF THE SEABED. ON PORT SIDE, SOME 10MTRS FROM THE STERN, THERE IS A LARGE SPARE PROP. TRIPLE EXPANSION ENGINE. PROBABLY A COLLIER. BOWS MISSING, POSSIBLY DUE TO WW2 MINING. (J SMITH, EMAIL DTD 14.6.07). NCA
Link to More Info :
www.sussexshipwrecks.co.uk
Information Provided by :
Name : Michael Keane From a dive on :
Supplementary Imformation
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