Thank you for this Santos, I was told it was a ship that had been torpedoed as soon as it left Gladstone Docks...I always wondered what the story was behind the wreck...now I know! Vix (Applause)Santos said:Hi Peggy, The wreck is :- S.S. PEGU built 1921 belonged to P. Hendersons / British & Burmese Steam Navigation Co. 8084 tons, grounded on the revetment wall River Mersey 1939 in bad weather and broke in two. The New Brighton Lifeboat, William and Kate Johnston attended and in terrible conditions saved 103 lives. The Alexander Towing Tug ' Wallasey ' hit the mast in bad weather some years ago and knocked it down, the rest of the wreck is still there. Chris.