SS Eastfield facts for kids
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Owner:||The Field Line (Cardiff) Ltd.|
|Builder:||Osbourne, Graham & Co., North Hylton, Sunderland|
|Launched:||4 December 1900|
|Identification:||Official number: 112797|
|Fate:||Sunk, 27 November 1917|
Quick facts for kidsGeneral characteristics
|Type:||Armed merchant ship|
|Length:||87.2 m (286 ft 1 in)|
|Beam:||13.1 m (43 ft 0 in)|
|Depth:||5.8 m (19 ft 0 in)|
|Propulsion:||3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 212 hp (158 kW)|
SS Eastfield was a 2,150-ton armed steamship which was torpedoed by the German U-boat SM UB-57 on 27 November 1917. The wreck sits intact at 50°14.255′N 4°42.262′W / 50.237583°N 4.704367°W at a depth of 50 metres (160 ft) off Mevagissey, Cornwall. The cargo of coal can be found scattered on the sea bed nearby.
The ship was built by Osbourne, Graham & Company of Sunderland in 1901, and owned by The Field Line (Cardiff) Ltd.
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