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AFTON

Manylion y Safle

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NPRN 274838

Cyfeirnod Map SM88NE

Cyfeirnod Grid SM8578785933

Awdurdod Lleol Arforol

Hen Sir Arforol

Cymuned Maritime

Math o Safle LLONGDDRYLLIAD

Dosbarth Cyffredinol ARFOROL

Cyfnod Ôl-Ganoloesol

Disgrifiad o´r Safle Archaeological remains associated with the loss of this vessel are not confirmed as present at this location, but may possibly be in the vicinity.

Event and Historical Information:
The AFTON was a steel-hulled steamship built by D J Dunlop & Co, Port Glasgow, in 1911. Technical and configurations specifications are given as 1156gt, 486nt; 242ft 4in length x 34ft 2in breadth x 16ft depth; 2 x decks, passenger and boat deck 151ft, forecastle 47ft; screw propulsion powered by single steam boiler linked to a triple expansion engine producing 226hp. At time of loss on 15 February 1917, the vessel was owned by W Sloan & Co, Glasgow, and was on passage from Bristol to Belfast and Glasgow. The AFTON was stopped by the German submarine UC65, the crew forced to abandon ship, after which the steamship was sunk 23 miles north by east of Strumble Head.

Sources include:
Goddard, T, 1983, Pembrokeshire Shipwrecks, pg 104
Larn and Larn Shipwreck Database 2002
Lloyds Register of British and Foreign Shipping, 1 July 1915 - 30 June 1916, number 302 in A

Maritime Officer, RCAHMW, December 2010.