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Sobraon

1900-1901, Tung Ying Island

Sobraon

History

Sobraon was built for P&O by Caird & Co. Ltd, Greenock, and launched on 17 February 1900. Twin screws were powered by triple-expansion steam engines. Accommodation for 114 first-class and 57 second-class passengers. Cargo capacity of 318,939 cubic feet (9,030 cubic metres).

In the early hours of 24 April 1901 the Sobraon struck on Tung Yung Island, which had been enveloped in thick fog and not seen by the lookouts. There were no casualties.

 

Statistics
Built1900
Lost24-Apr-1901
Tonnage7382
Dimensions137.2 x 16.5 m (450 x 54.2 ft)
Speed16 knots
FateWrecked

Wreck

The wreck of the Sobraon was located in 2013 by members of the Taiwan Ocean Security Conserve Association (TOSCA). Conditions are challenging, with local tides and weather patterns restricting diving to summer months. The wreck is in two halves and badly broken up. TOSCA divers reported seeing sections of hull plating, a mast and one of the twin propellers.

 

Dive Data
Position26.376667, 120.493611
Depth30m (98ft)
Tides
Visibility

Dive Operators
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Videos

TOSCA diving group footage of the Sobraon