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Friday, 17 January 2014 - 13:13
Origins of a steamer that sunk off the cost of Batticaloa found
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The Galle Maritime Archaeological Unit states that the steamer Sir John Jackson found off the Sri Lankan coast has been identified as the largest steamer that has sunk off the coast of Sri Lanka.

In addition to this ship, wrecks of another 17 vessels were discovered in the Eastern Sea by the Galle Maritime Archaeological Unit in the year 2012.


The wreck of the steamer in question, which was found off the coast of Batticaloa in the Nawala – adi lagoon was sailing to Landon from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam via Colombo in 1908 when it sunk.
 

The vessel that had sunk weighed 4231 tons.

 

























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