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HMS PATIA

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Remains of 1941 wreck of British aircraft catapult vessel which foundered 6 miles east of Beadnell Point after being bombed en route from the River Tyne for Belfast. Before foundering her gunners managed to shoot down the attacking aircraft [see 1381894 / NU 32 NW 55]. Built in 1922, she was a steel screw steamer requisitioned by the Admiralty.

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