Fifeshire (1)

RLQB

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Fifeshire (1)

1878

1883 Wrecked off Cabo Roca, Spain

1353

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

78602

Wm Hamilton

Port Glasgow

Walker Henderson

Glasgow

Compound Steam

467 NHP

1

Master

From

To

Hewat

1878

1883

J Stewart

1883

1883

Wrecked

In 1883, the SS Fifeshire was on a voyage from Cardiff, Wales, to Lisbon, Portugal. The ship was carrying a cargo of coal.

On the night of February 8, 1883, the SS Fifeshire encountered heavy seas and rough weather while navigating near Cabo Roca. The adverse weather conditions and strong currents caused the ship to run aground on the rocks near Cabo Roca.

The crew of the SS Fifeshire faced a perilous situation due to the rough seas and the proximity of the ship to the rocky coastline. However, with the assistance of local fishermen and rescue teams, all 35 crew members on board were safely rescued from the stricken vessel.

Salvage efforts were made to recover some of the cargo and equipment from the wreck, but the ship itself suffered extensive damage and was unable to be refloated.

The wreck of the SS Fifeshire off Cabo Roca is a part of maritime history and serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by seafarers navigating the treacherous waters of that region.

Cabo Roca's rugged coastline and turbulent seas have been the site of numerous shipwrecks throughout history, and the SS Fifeshire is one such example of a ship that met its unfortunate fate in those waters in 1883.

Wrecked - 1883

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