Type: Wreck            Tonnage: 3000 tonnes   Length: 300ft        Cargo:

Date Lost: September 1917      How Lost:  Torpedoed by U-40

Max Depth Seabed: 29m     Depth to top of Wreck: 24m

Minimum Qualification: Advanced Open Water

The Rosehill was torpedoed by U40 in September 1917 whilst travelling from Cardiff to Plymouth. She sank some 2 miles south of Portwrinkle, 2 miles to the east of the James Eagan Layne

She lies at about 29m and her 2 boilers stand proud at around 24m.  The Rosehill resembles the Persier to dive and apart from the boilers she has been flattened. The Rosehill supports a variety of fish, cod, bass, Pollack, wrasse and conger whilst the plates are covered with fan corals. The stern section is well defined. Here there is a gun that is quite impressive. The steering gear, rudder and part of her propeller can be clearly seen.

 

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