09 April 2008

T.R.Thompson Look-a-Like


Whilst trying to track down more info on the T.R.T I came across this picture of the Westburn.

The Westburn was a British steamship built in 1893 by Short Brothers at Sunderland, England for the James Westoll line. She was 351 feet in length and 3,300 tons with a speed of 7 knots.


Does this sound familiar? This looks almost identical to the TRT
The better quality photo enables us to see what the T.R.T would have looked like.

The Westburn is sunk just outside Santa Cruz harbour in Tenerife in about 30m.

I can almost feel a trip coming on . See DIVER magazine (2002):-

http://www.divernet.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?id=3223&sc=&ac=d&an=

Tad

3 comments:

Chris-P said...

Well, well, well Tad, a interesting and useful line of enquiry. Hmmmm 30m you say ? Have you checked to see if it is a 'recognised' dive site in Teneriffe?

Tad said...

just checked
John Liddiard dived the wreck as part of a trip for Diver magazine in 2002 here is the link cut and paste in your browser

www.divernet.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?id=3223§ion=&action=display&show=tenerife

Pepe Foronda said...

great dive!! we do it normaly and it´s amaizing!!... moreover.. this saturday we will go to dive this historic wreckship. Congratulations for your blog and.. Best regards fromn Tenerife! www.subcanaria.com