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New Wreck

Postby seaways » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:20 pm

Hi guys Im new to this forum I have found a wreck in Cornwall.Which I am trying to identify I have found on the wreck a bronze plate which states T.Richardson and sons No.784 Hartlepool Engineworks 1884 I am sure this is the engine No. not the keel No. as they seem to have stopped building ships around 1857.Can anyone can help solve this mystery please.
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Re: New Wreck

Postby teesships » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:09 pm

Welcome aboard, Seaways.

Looking through ships built at Hartlepool in 1884 on the TEESBUILTSHIPS site, the only possibility among them seems to be the AEOLUS which sank 6 nautical miles off Padstow in 1886.
Details available for her are at: http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk/gray/aeolus1884.htm
Unfortunately, we do not know the engine-builders.

Hope this helps. Otherwise an approximate position for the wreck may narrow down the search.

Ron
PS. You posted three similar messages. All messages can be seen by all members, so one post would have done the job.
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Re: New Wreck

Postby TEESMAN » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:42 pm

AEOLUS built William Gray Yard No 291 engine builders T Richardson & Sons. Info from Shipbuilders of Hartlepool by Bert Spaldin
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Re: New Wreck

Postby seaways » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanks for your reply this wreck is a very real posibity my wreck is just 10 ml north of Padstow
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Re: New Wreck

Postby seaways » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:41 pm

Thanks also to Teesman fitted with the right engine looks like the AEOLUS is a real possibility.Dont think I can dive it again this week as the wind is getting up will have another look next week.
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Re: New Wreck

Postby dive4life » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:31 am

Hello there mates! I didn't find an Introduction Board so I'll do it here. I'm new in this forum and I'm just finding my way around. Diving wrecks has been my passion for years and that's the reason why I'm here. So I'm hopeful I could bump into some fellow enthusiasts on my next dives and also find some useful information here as well as new wrecks to dive. Toodles!
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