Shipwrecks of famous shipping lines

Peshawur (2)

1905-1917, Irish Sea

Peshawur (2)

History

Peshawur (2) was a passenger/cargo liner built for P&O by Barclay, Curle & Co., Glasgow, and launched on 8 March 1905. Twin screws were powered by two triple-expansion steam engines. The ship’s primary purpose was to carry cargo, and a large amount of insulated space was provided for refrigerated goods. Limited accommodation for just 12 first-class passengers.

Sunk by a torpedo fired from UC 96. At least 11 lives were known to have been lost.

 

Statistics
Built1905
Lost9-Oct-1917
Tonnage7634
Dimensions146.2 x 17.5 m (479.5 x 57.3 ft)
Speed14 knots
FateTorpedoed (U 96)

Wreck

Divers visiting the wreck have reported low visibility, poor light and snagged fishing nets. The wreck also lies on a prawn ground and is seldom visited.

 

Dive Data
Position54°15,900'N 05°18,599'W
Depth58m (190ft)
Tides
VisibilityPoor

Dive Operators
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