This Dutch Steamship of 1.254 tons was 270ft long and had a beam of 36ft, she struck a mine on the 22nd October 1916, 15 of her crew were killed. Today the wreck of the Fortuna lays 8 miles to the SE of Brighton and rests in a depth of 32mtrs. She is upright & still intact, although all the superstructure has now collapsed down.

She was holed in the stern & it is possible to enter the hull from here, infact there are now large access areas along the whole length of the ship but take care as it is quite a silty wreck. In the holds you can see some of the general cargo she was carrying and the bags of cement encrusted to the hull.

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