Tyne and Wear HER(12986): Whitley Bay, Ida - Details
Whitley Bay, Ida
A 2200 ton Swedish steamship. Sank off Whitley Bay in 30 metres of water, having been attacked by a German U-boat on 9th June 1917. She has been heavily salvaged and her bell recovered. N 55 03 812 W 01 24 191 (this reference converts to a grid ref to the north of the T&W boundary NZ 3484 9807) (Collings). The 2200T steamship Ida lies at a depth of 30m near Spanish City. She was sunk by torpedo 9th June 1917. Her bell has been salvaged.
Peter Collings, 1991, The New Divers Guide to the North-East Coast, page 43; Ian T. Spokes Wreck Database, Inga Project, National Monuments Record