Wednesday, April 09, 2008
T.R.Thompson Look-a-Like ?
Whilst trying to track down more info on the T.R.T, I came across this picture of the Westburn.
The Westburn was a British steamship built in 1893 by Short Brothers at Sunderland, England for the James Westoll line. She was 351 feet in length and 3,300 tons with a speed of 7 knots. Does this sound familiar?
This looks almost identical to the TRT
The better quality photo enables us to see what the T.R.T would have looked like.
The Westburn is sunk just outside Santa Cruz harbour in Tenerife in about 30m.
I can almost feel a trip coming on