TR Thompson was a 3,538ton armed merchantman, she was built in 1897 and was 360ft long with a beam of 47ft. She was armed with a 4.7in gun which was mounted on stern. Her engine was a 301hp triple expansion engines and her cargo was 5.600 tons iron ore. She was sunk on the 29th March 1918 by a single torpedo from UB57, it struck her on the nose and opened her up like a tin can, she sank in minutes, killing 33 of her crew, only 3 survived.
Today the wreck of the TR Thompson sits upright with her bows pointing to the east and partially buried, her superstructure has collapsed down but as you get to the stern, it sits high about 7mtrs off the seabed. The gun has now fallen backwards and down to the seabed, shell cases lay in the wreckage all fused together. Plenty of fish on this one.