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South Shields, Eugenia Chandris (Stadsdijk or Rocky Maru)

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A 5300 ton Greek steamship which collided with the Exemouth on 15th March 1943 while off South Shields. She sank on top of the Oslo Fjord (HER 12947). She was carrying 4874 drums of Trichlorethylene and 573 cases of ordinance, copper and aluminium ingots. The bows of the wreck lie across the Oslofjord. There was heavy salvage in 1990. The engines, driveshaft, boilers, pipes and flanges can still be seen. There are thousands of .22 bullets in one part of the wreck. The wreck is covered in orange, pink and white plumrose anemonies. The ship was built in 1920 and was fitted with a triple expansion engine. She was 425 feet long. Amongst the wreckage is evidence of a third wreck (Collings). The wreck of the Eugenia Chandris (ex Stadsdijk) lies at a depth of 14m and was sunk as a result of a collision 15th March 1943. The ship weighed some 5300T. The Ian Spokes database also has an entry for the Evgene Chandris (presumably a typing error). The entry for this ship states that she had a tonnage of 5317T and measured 129.56 x 16.45 x 8.1m. This Greek steamship (as stated under entry for Evgene Chandris) ran aground. Grid reference conversion made 23.11.2010 with with Lat/Long referenced as N 55 00 132 W 001 23 869




Peter Collings, 1991, The New Divers Guide to the North-East Coast, page 28; Young, R. (2001) Comprehensive guide to Shipwrecks of the North East Coast (The): Volume Two, Tempus, Gloucestershire. p. 137, Ian T. Spokes Wreck Database; National Monument Record (908740); Hydrographic Office wreck index; 990 Publications Ltd 990 Issue 1, Autumn 1998 1 Page(s)54-57; Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Receiver of Wreck Amnesty (23-Jan to 24-Apr-2001); Richard and Bridget Larn 1997 Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 3. The east coast of England : Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland Section 6, County Durham (CF); Dave Shaw and Barry Winfield 1988 Dive north east : a Diver guide Page(s)56

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