The torpedo struck her port side, causing it to implode, leaving the engine room wide open to the sea. Within minutes the vessel was sinking the master ordered all crew to the life boats.
Aboard the Kyarra the shout of ‘torpedo’ sent fear into the heart of every one close enough to hear it. Captain Donavan run to the port side of the bridge. The watchman had spotted the signs but it was already to late. In just 20 minutes the 6,953 tonne ship had disappeared beneath the waves [More]
SS Carlisle Castle was built in 1913 and originally called the Holtye. Diving the wreck today, the bows to the south west and upside down, standing 14M high. Together with general cargo and grain, she was also transporting munitions. White phosphorus can be found. Take care and leave phosphorus in the water.