Description: Norwegian steamer
March 16 1937
The Iristo was a most unlucky ship, wrecked because of another shipwreck. Unfamiliar with Bermuda reefs, her captain was surprised by the sight of the wreck of the Cristobal Colon and ordered his ship turned away. The course change caused the Iristo to crash into a submerged reef and subsequently sink in 1937. The Iristo, a 250 foot Norwegian freighter, was carrying a cargo of gasoline drums, a fire engine and steamroller. The wreck lies in 50 feet of water, with the bow coming within 18 feet of the surface. Points of interest include the engine, boilers, propeller shaft, propeller and the fire engine.