Shonas Wrecks - S.S. Luis

This page is an entry in Shonas Wreck Guide.


Built: 1916 by William Gray & Co. Ltd, West Hartelpool
Yard No: 870
Tonnage: 4,284 gross, 7,800 deadweight
Dimensions: 380 x 53.5 x 24.1
Owners: C Nielson & Sons
Port of Reg: Hartlepool
Engines: Single Screw, Triple Expansion, 146hp fed by ten furnaces

The Luis set off on a voyage from St John and Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Dieppe, under the command of Captain P.W. Woodruff. She was carrying a general cargo, consisting of government stores, oats, flour, cased oil, timber and a large quantity of 18 pounder anti-personnel artillery shells en route for use in the french battlefields.

Clearing cargo from the wreck
Salvage Divers clearing cargo from the wreck