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SS Rohilla
Location  

Place Name : Saltwick Nab, Whitby

Lat / Long : 54 ° 29 ' 977 '' North - 0 ° 35' 360'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : STeamer Built : 1906  
Shipyard : Harland & Wolff
Hull material : Steel  
Dimensions
Size : 7409 tonnes Length : 140 m Beam : 17 m
History
Sunk : 30 October 1914 Cause : Navigational Error Date Found : 30 / 10 / 1914
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 6 m 16 m
Deck :
10 m 16 m
Bed : 16 m 17 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : Upright Condition : Extensive breakup
Seabed Type : Gravel
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : Owned Locally
Access : Public
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : No material to be removed from wreck, it was the home to 84 souls.
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
Within Whitby harbour
Notes :

Although well broken up the wreck is ideal for Novice divers, it can be dived at any stage of tide. It makes a good second dive for a look and off gassing. More dive details can be located at the following website "http://www.eskside.co.uk/dive_whitby/the_wrecks.htm"

References :
The centenary of the shipwreck is in 2014, check out a new website for details of events being planned "http://www.rohillawhitbycentenary.org.uk/". There is an excellent book all about the wreck "Into the Maelstrom: The Wreck of HMHS Rohilla" by Colin Brittain
Link to More Info :
www.rohilla.co.uk/
Information Provided by :
Name : Colin Brittain From a dive on : 21/06/13
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