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  1. Name: Emilie Louis Dreyfuss
  2. Type of vessel: merchant ship, general cargo
  3. Flag: France
  4. Date of sinking: 08 October 1927
  5. Cause: grounding
  6. Location: A Eira shallow, inlet of Sardiñeiro (Corcubión)
  7. Diving level: basic
  8. GALP territory: Costa da Morte (Coast of Death)


All the cargo was recovered

The Emilie Louis Dreyfuss mistook the Sardiñeiro inlet for the entrance to the estuary of Corcubión due to the fog, on a day of poor visibility and ran aground. The entire copper cargo was recovered and there was no loss of life among the 23 crew members. This vessel was comprehensively scrapped, so little remains of its shipwreck.

The Emilie Louis Dreyfuss belonged to a type of construction standardised during World War I, the so-called A-type standard steamship.

At the time of the sinking, the shipowner company was Louis Dreyfus & Co. of Dunkirk (France) and the previous one, between 1917 – 1920 was TSC – The Shipping Controller (WWI) (London) as War Thistle.

Features of the Emilie Louis Dreyfuss

Triple expansion steam, 517NHP, 11 knots. 125.6×15.8×7.6 m., 5030TRB. Steel hull.

Built: 1917, John Brown & Co. Ltd., Clydebank (Scotland).

Anuncio de venta de los restos del Emile Louis Dreyfuss en el periódico El Pueblo Gallego, del 16 de mayo de 1931, casi cuatro años después del accidente.
Foto del rescate tras el naufragio del Emilie Louis Dreyfuss cedida por Luis Lamela.