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Jokai

Hob Uid: 901746
Location :
Kent
Shepway
Grid Ref : TR1430018935
Summary : Remains of 1897 wreck of Austro-Hungarian cargo vessel, located approximately 2.75 miles NE of Dungeness. She foundered after a collision off Dungeness, after leaving Rouen on her passage from Rijeka for Dunkirk with general cargo. Constructed of iron, she was a steam-driven vessel with auxiliary sail. Her home port of Fiume in the Austro-Hungarian empire is now known as Rijeka in the modern state of Croatia.
More information : Wreck Site and Archaeological Remains:

Vertical Datum: LAT (1)(5)
Orientation: N/S (2)(3); 170/350 (1)(5)
Quality of Depth: swept by wire drag (5)

08-NOV-1977: Wreck 23.6m, in a general depth 29-30m, located in 50 55 46N, 001 03 00E, height 6m. (1)

28-SEP-1977: in 50 55 46N, 001 03 00E, Depth 23.6m in a general depth 29-30m. Scour 29.7m. Height 6m, length 94m, lying 170/350 deg, but very broken up. Charted as wreck 23m. (1)

09-SEP-1982 Dived on recently, bell recovered with name JOKAI and date 1882. (1)

Wreck lies in a general depth of 29m, orientated N/S. Her remains have been identified by divers who recovered the ship's bell in 1982. (2)

She now lies at 50 55.46N, 01 03.00E and is well broken. Her bow points almost due north. Her dated bell was recovered in the late 1980s. (3)

Charted without qualification as the JOKAI, in 28m depth, environment sand. Dimensions of site 80m x 10m. (5)

Located approximately 2.75 miles NE of Dungeness. (6)

Wreck Event and Documentary Evidence:

Sank, following collision with SS BARON ARDROSSAN. En route Fiume to Dunkirk, via Rouen. (1)

'Vessel sank whilst carrying 100 tons of cargo, following collision with the SS BARON ARDROSSAN, of Ardrossan, in wind conditions E force 3.

'There is a discrepancy in the sinking position of this vessel, BOT quoting 3 miles E of Dungeness whereas LCR quotes 4 miles.' (2)

An Austrian vessel which collided with the BARON ARDROSSAN on 26-NOV-1897 whilst en route from Fiume to Dunkirk via Rouen with general cargo. (3)

JOKAI; collided with BARON ANDROSSAN [sic] with the loss of four lives on 25-OCT-1897 [sic], while bound from Rouen for Dunkirk. Watercolour showing the JOKAI with a foremast and single funnel amidships. (4)

NB: At the time of loss, the vessel's home port was Fiume in the Austro-Hungarian empire, now known as Rijeka in the modern state of Croatia.

Built: 1882 (2)(3)(4)
Builder: Caird & Purdie (4)
Where Built: Barrow-in-Furness (2)(3)(4)
Propulsion: Screw driven, 2 cylinder compound engine (2) compound engine; auxiliary sail (4)
Horsepower: 150 (2)
Boilers: 2 (2)
Construction: single funnel, amidships; foremast (4)
Master: V Vlassich (2)
Crew: 23 (2)
Crew lost: 4 (2)
Owner: The Royal Hungarian Sea Nav. Company (2); Adria Magyar Tengerhajozasi RT, Fiume [Adria Royal Hungarian Sea Nav. Co. Ltd., Fiume] (4)

Date of Loss Qualifier: Actual date of loss

Additional sources cited in Shipwreck Index of the British Isles:
BOT Wk Rtn 1897 Appx C Table 1 p148; LCR 1897 p6(d); LR 1893-4 No 184(J); DK p30(No 32)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Hydrographic Office wreck index
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Source Number : 2
Source : Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 2 : Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent (Mainland), Kent (Downs), Goodwin Sands, Thames
Source details : Section , Kent Mainland (BD)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Dive Kent: a diver guide
Source details : No. 32, 1994
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Source Number : 4
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : < http://www.papernet.hu/?l=sdetails&i=1406&lang=hun > [accessed 25-JUL-2007] [link found broken, 19-APR-2012]
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Source Number : 5
Source : Digital marine geographic information derived from SeaZone Hydrospatial
Source details : Examination of EH deskGIS SeaZone layer, 25-JUL-2007
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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Examination of Admiralty Chart 536, SC, 25-JUL-2007
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Source Number : 7
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : < http://www.hajoregiszter.hu/hajoadatlap/jokai_(1_)/1406 > accessed on 19-APR-2012
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built 1882
Monument End Date : 1882
Monument Start Date : 1882
Monument Type : Cargo Vessel
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Lost 1897
Monument End Date : 1897
Monument Start Date : 1897
Monument Type : Cargo Vessel
Evidence : Vessel Structure, Find

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