Submarine Wreck

Submarine Wreck (81839)



The remains of a First World War British Submarine, the G11, which crashed on in November 1918, just after armistice. It overshot Blyth, where it was due to dock, in fog and was wrecked on the rocks at Howick, just north of the bathing house. Two of the crew were lost in the wreck, one was never found and the other was recovered and buried in the churchyard at Longhoughton. The wreck was left for sometime before allegedly it was extensively salvaged and blown up. The escape hatch, parts of the steel hull and several other fragments remains of the submarine.

Modern (1901 and later)
Period comments

First World War 1916-1918

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Feature Types
Monument Type - Broad
Monument Type - Narrow
Monument Description
Evidence Type - Broad
Evidence Type - Narrow
Evidence Description
A maritime monument where the remains of a vessel are scattered over a wide area.
Object Type - Broad
Object Type - Narrow
Object Description
Height OD (m)
How accessible is the feature?
Not accessible, but visible from public path/road/adjacent land
Accessibility comments

Difficult. Some fragments can be seen on the rocks. The escape hatch can be seen form the cliff top but is very dangerous to access closely. Local divers occasionally visit.

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Survey Information
Date of survey
23rd May, 2016
Feature located?
State of the tide
Proximity to coast edge
Intertidal zone
Coastal processes
Active sea erosion
Is there a coastal defence?
Other threats?
Visitor erosion, Structural damage/decay, Other
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Divers taking souvenirs
How visible are the remains? ABOVE GROUND
Limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains in the face of the cliff, ridge or dune? IN SECTION
Not applicable
Do you know if the feature is?
Is well known, Has local associations/history
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